Hey LivetoShred, Super cool of you to rebuild your friends bike in his honor. I have the same bike, mine's plated in AZ, but I live in SoCal right now. Mine's sat for about 4 years and so I'm slowly starting to dig into the similar rebuild process your deep into. I'm actually debating on the carb issue: ditch the stock '99 or find a '03- fcr3. Thought I was about to get a '03 YZ450F carb on ebay for 30 bux, someone outbid me at midnight for 34.00. BUMMER!!!! I'm stoked to see your project come along, I'll let you know with pics if my rebuild comes anywhere near the extent yours is. btw - How much for the frame and subframe to be PC in Inland Empire? And Wheels?