Everything cleaned up and went together fine and the air easily bled out of the system.
The next project was to trace down an electrical gremlin. The left rear turn signal wasn't working and the problem seemed intermittent. After about an hour of pissing around I determined the problem was in the bulb socket. The ground lug is crimped into the socket housing and in this case the crimp was loose. A spot of solder fixed that right up and the light now goes blinkity blink as it should.
That's about it. If the test ride goes ok, the next post you'll read about this bike will include some pics of me delivering it back to Brooke.