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    DSCN2178.jpg Got the engine in quite easily, basically sat it on my lap and my mate (below) ran my legs over with the bike and then i held it up a bit and he put the bolts in. well sort of like that.
    DSCN2177.jpg Anyway loosely laid the loom on the bike and connected all the electrics up, a new battery and rigged up a bottle of fresh petrol. A few squirts of carb cleaner into the air intake and the engine fired up and ran fine. A little adjustment to the idle and she ticks over sweet. my mate and i are getting pretty good at engine rebuilds and Honda's are seriously nice to work on what with David silver Spares having all the genuine Honda parts , once the exhausts are fitted i think the camchain will need adjusting and i'll check the valve clearances one last time, but very pleased. Now on to shortening the loom and finding places for the battery and other bits. Ive finished the seat and i'll do a bit on that and the electrics when they are done. My painters back from his months holiday so will be sorting that out too. ttfn

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    Excellent progress wisp !

    Puts my very slow GPZ project to shame.......too many other projects keep getting in the way, the latest is installing my neighbour's old kitchen units in the garage to make more work space.

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    Great progress.

    Is the tank gonna stay brilliant white? I say that as I reckon it'd look good in an Olde English white, slightly less brash and it'd contrast well with the caramel/black. Either way....

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    Wheels have come out glorious, not sure on the mat motor?
    Stock zorsts going back on?

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    That looks awesome. I have to agree with Gragson on the matt engine finish though.....

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    All down to individual taste wisp.

    Personally I like the matt black engine !

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    Well guys I used VHT paint for the engine and the Matt goes on very thin whereas a gloss has a lacquer and is much thicker which doesn't allow the heat of the engine to escape as much so usually peels or blisters as the heat builds up behind the paint, so that's why I personally use the Matt finish.
    The tank was going to be white with a clear metalflake as I've been dying to use some flake for ages, but when I asked the guys at specialistpaints.com they said I'd be disappointed as white is so shiny once lacquered the clear flake will hardly show. There is no white flake and I don't want a pearl finish so I'm going to do something totally different.
    Exhausts I still need to get the r/h one and I plan to simply chop the silencer off and have straight through exhausts with black exhaust wrap. So nice and loud.
    On the last build I only used down pipes on the CX500 no mid section or end cans and that was awesome so something similar!

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