My CL-175 is like that too; about 2000 or 3000 miles. It was red but the tank was Really bad inside so I put on a green one. The POS PO took off the bar controls with dikes and left no stubs, plus pulled all the wires from the bars. I fiddled with it for a time but recently just bought a set of bars with controls and harness intact.
I have no kitchen at present so my 'spare time' is not being spent working on bikes at the moment. <g>
I did manage to ride the Bonneville on Sat. but it really needs a battery.
Always something. <g>
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