I have an inherited an old motorcycle. From what I can tell, an early 70's Yamaha 2 stroke. The gas has varnished, and the oil has been sitting for 40+ years. It has been sitting in a closed area, so the damage is minimal for the age. It needs some surface rust removal, the engine condition is unknown, it needs a new seat, and it needs new paint. I can tell some parts would be better off replaced than fixed (like the chain and sprockets)
Where do I start? I am sure there is a proper way to restore a vehicle like this. Should I start with the engine, and make my way towards the aesthetics (like paint and leather) or should I move in a "front to back" motion.
Any tips from this type of project are helpful. I am too scared to kick the kickstart in fear of breaking something