A reintroduction: A couple of years ago in September, I was lucky enough to find an HK1 in fantastic shape. Strong engine, great body. Only a tiny dent in one of the upper fork covers. I started a thread on the forums here: http://lilhonda.com/webboard/f36/new-member-new-bike-7009/ My intention was to do a complete restoration so I started pulling the bike apart. I restored the wheels and hubs and mounted new trail wings. The seat wasn't original so I found an HK1 seat on eBay. I sent the seat along with the tail light and the engine guard off to our own Motor City Bob to work his magic. He waged an epic battle with the seat to fix the pan, have new custom triple layer foam made, and reattach the cover and original trim. The engine guard and tail light assembly were straightened, stripped and triple chromed with an initial strike of copper. Bob worked on this in the fall and winter. I got busy, Bob had some legendary computer problems and the project got put on the back burner. The bike had been completely disassembled and cleaned (except for the engine) and was chucked into a giant rubbermaid container. Bob and I alternately lost touch, kept in touch and lost touch again. I forgot about the project and was resigned to just sell it for parts. Money also became an issue. I finally got tired of looking at the engine and the frame sitting in the carport beside my house and tried to sell it early this year, but wasn't able to. I checked out the boards sometimes and saw other rebuilds but mostly lost interest in the bike. This fall I saw it again under a pile of stuff, got pissed off, and remembered Bob. I got in touch with him and the parts were still sitting in boxes ready to be shipped. So we finally concluded our business after two years and he shipped the parts back to me. The seat is awesome. The tail light and the engine guard are show quality. I still had the issue of the frame and the engine. I had went back and forth a couple years ago about keeping it yellow or painting it red. Red won. I wanted to keep it the original color, but couldn't love it enough to repaint it yellow. So the frame was shipped off and came back shiny candy ruby red. I wanted to do the engine myself so I contacted engine maestro Mark Pearson and he sent me the videos. Now the engine is in a hundred pieces on a spare table in my living room. It's going slowly but his videos are like having Mark right here in the old Morris chair sipping a beer and guiding me. I had originally wanted to keep it bone stock but also want to ride it, so I made some concessions. The stock rear shocks looked cool but the ride sucked so I found some YSS gas shocks. I wanted to put an 88cc kit on it also, but the more I thought about it, the more I didn't want to mess with a great Japanese engine. I will probably go with some modifications on the intake and exhaust end to up the power instead of a BBK. I'll add to the thread as I slowly put the bike back together and rebuild the engine. Thanks in advance for answers to the multitude of questions I'll surely have.