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    Nice job!! I never thought of vinyl wrapping, I think I may try it.
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    Yes great idea.
    Mike I am not the least surprised your bike is picking up prizes it is one of the best CX500 builds I have seen and that includes the "professional"ones...
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    Mike, I barely got anything done at work today because I was reading this thread. What an awesome bike. Very inspiring. I really like how your attention to detail and quality rings through the entire bike.

    Regarding your accident, I had a similar experience with one of my projects. I did a 4 year resto on a 1970 Torino and before I ad it a year I totalled it due to a stuck throttle. Glad you project bounced back. (and you too)
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    After many months of waiting my tank and tail are back from the painters

    Here I am finishing the cutting and polishing. Did not want to wait any longer.

    Step 3 in the polishing

    Tail is done and ready to install.
    The tank will be next.

    Happy Riding.
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    I need sunglasses to look at that!
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    Ramona Wears Red Again



    After many months of tank trouble: Pin hole to pealing paint, leaking over flow tube, too many layers of paint needed to completely strip the tank down to bare metal and start over, run in the clear, repaired once again. It was all running great, then trouble with loss of power? Did a stator check all was okay, cleaned out the carbs... still not the problem, then noticed the left cylinder was not firing (it had a strong spark). At this point I called for help, Murray once again came to my aid. Had me do a list of things, turns out it was a bad spark plug! He said many times we over think it... don't over look the simple 3 dollar solution. Good advice for sure. All is well now, Let the riding season commence.
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