Thanks that's a lot of info to digest for a non mechanic but extremely helpful. I need to read about all this. You are not anywhere near Canada BC are you? People are saying a standard engine swap is doable in half a day. Would you recommend me to get my bike to a mechanic and give them my new eBay engine and let them swap it? Or is that not worth the cost? How much would you expect to have to pay for this task? And do you know how much Eagle Mike charges all in all for the new top when I send it in? I am not able to find the price for sending it in to them.