Just an FYI-
I posted here a while ago about my 2000 Vic making an odd noise coming from the exhaust and top of the rear cylinder. After pulling the engine and taking it to a Vic mechanic near Dayton, he replaced a broken valve spring. Got the engine back and finally got it back in the bike.
Turned the key, and it started right up! Woo-hoo! Rode about 100 miles the first day, no major issues. I'm a happy guy!