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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Virgin in a crate

From Japan:
https://youtu.be/BKFBOQGDAmE
Flown in to LAX
https://youtu.be/q9xL_OVvPn0
Trucking it eastbound to Atlanta
https://youtu.be/FbT2ZMMXkms
My favorite leg of the journey, picking it up at the freight yard
https://youtu.be/OJNEgIMU1XE



And here we are. In our next episode we will be cracking open the crate, and revealing the contents. Same bat time, same bat channel.
https://youtu.be/VSaDPc1Cs5U


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Crate cracked open.
What we have here is a never been used EX500 engine.
Manufactured in 2009 at the end of production of the Ninja500, but never installed in a frame.


Virgin swinging on a rope.


One of the last EX500 engines, with a good chance it is the last EX500 engine.


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I was ready to post the AHHHHHHH what's in the boooox meme

That's a sweet looking pretty little cylinder head

Pic dates are like a year old though.

Nice find anyways, especially if it is indeed the last of the breed.
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Pic dates are like a year old though.
OK, you caught me .

Date and time stamps aren't accurate, but I have had it for about 9 months now.

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OK, you caught me .

Date and time stamps aren't accurate, but I have had it for about 9 months now.
What matters is that it ended up with just the right owner
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Mounted on an engine display stand








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One clean spark plug well



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Snake cam



Piston tops, through the spark plug hole.





Valves, through the exhaust ports.





Valves, through the intake ports.


Clutch, through the oil filler hole.

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Looks super clean apart from that green stuff on the valve's edge.

Is it rust or just mold?
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^ Motor oil.

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