I've been reading these forums for quite some time, but this is the first post I'm making. It is long overdue. A little background info: I have a knack for biting off more than I can chew, but chewing regardless and swallowing it down (yeah yeah, that's what she said, and you're hilarious), cause I'm stubborn like that. For at least a year now I've been working on rebuilding my first and only motorcycle with no prior knowledge, no prior experience, and without a garage of my own for that matter (big thanks to my father-in-law). All this to say that all of you have been a tremendous help. I sincerely think that I would not be where I am with the bike today without this website. So as a humble and meager thank you to all of you, here are pictures of my build so far. It's not completely done, but it's back to running and being street legal. Please ask any and all questions; answering them is the second least I can do to pay back to this community! Here's what I started with, and what I want to end up with. And so begins the tear down. Fender c/o my local TSC. Took a sawzall to the stock seat. Made my own battery box. Started fabbing my own leather seat cover. I also threw myself into the world of leatherworking. Fellow nerds will recognize this modified wolf design from Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. Took the stock seat panel, added some quick-release pegs to it, and made it snap into the frame. Chopped the exhaust to bits so I could weld in these shorties. Frame is back from the blasters and ready to powder coat. Frame is back from powder coat and ready to assemble. Starting to put it back together. (Never mind the man behind the bike.) Note the bicycle inner tubes used to reinforce the old-but-still-good intake boots. Tank paint. Almost back together... still a mess of wires. This is where you guys helped the most. Custom design on the back, by yours truly. Finally got wiring figured out. Custom made LED brake lights and bracket. And here she is, 90% complete and 100% ridable!