Some of you may remember that I bought a rust bucket of a CX500C a few months ago. I stripped it all down, and painted and rebuilt everything. The motor needed its cylendars honed. So I took care of that. I finally got the motor installed, but then had to go out of town for 10 days. I then came back and was having trouble getting it started. This afternoon, she finally started! It was a great feeling. The exhaust system was not on, so it was nice and loud. I do not really like loud bikes, but for the first time hearing this motor, it was pretty cool! It ran much smoother than I thought it would without an exhaust and before any adjustments. I need to get gaskets for the H-Box, so I may not be taking it on the road for a few more days, but tomorrow, I plan on testing and adjusting brakes, and tidying up any loose ends. I am encouraged that I will still have some warm weather left. After I get a few loose ends finished up and get the exhaust on, I will post a before and after pic.