Hey everyone, Looking for a lot of guidance on my first rebuild. I have been combing through these forums and anything else I can find on my bike preparing for a complete overhaul of a bike I bought just over a year ago. To give you a little back-ground on this... This is my first bike, I have ridden a little bit when I was younger on dirt bikes, etc. I have never rode a road bike and was very interested in learning about motorcycles. If anything this is more of a challenge for me as I am the type of person that like to understand things by tearing it apart and learning that way. Like I said I bought this bike awhile ago and it was in a sad state. It was left in an alley for a couple years, knocked over and left for dead. I bought it for $250, moved it to my house and a friend of mine rode it around to let me know if anything was majorly wrong. It started fine but slipped in 2nd and that is all I know about it. I started taking things apart to clean, change out, and again trying to understand. I am looking to give this bike a bit more of a cafe / brat style look but that is not why I am starting this thread quite yet. Over the past year I have torn down almost every single nut and bolt of this bike, found some pretty unfortunate things along the way and even possibly did somethings I shouldn't have (now knowing, I won't be making those mistakes again). While I was doing that I also built my own sand blasting booth and powder coating oven. I told you I like to do everything myself and if it requires me making something to do it, I will. I have attached some pictures of what I have done so far (it was all I grabbed along the way but will be taking much more as I put things back together). My main goal for this thread is I am going to need some help with assembling my engine back together, information I need that I haven't really found in other threads or diagrams, maybe other ideas for my bike I haven't approached yet, and just somewhere to share my experiences with other people. With that said, attached are some pictures. One of my frame chopped for a new seat. My first powder coating experience on my rims (which turned out pretty good I think). One of the problems I found getting into my engine. Some randoms. I will have my first questions later today and maybe a few more pictures.