Not my first bike. So will not be learning. The picture is the bike when I bought it. Have lots of plans
I took the carbs off with the intention of replacing the intake boots. Which had some kind of sealant on it when I bought it.You haven't really said what you want to do with this bike, but it's not really a bike to put clip-ons or clubman bars on. It would end up pretty strange and heavy to steer.
GS850Ls are fast enough and very smooth, but they are not ideal to make look like a café racer.
Why have you taken the carbs off?
Danger, is my business.