Well guys and gals the day has finally arrived, my 450ES lives to fight another war!! Only had one hiccup this morning, when I hooked fuel up to the carb it was leaking out the overflow as fast as it could. I figured the float was stuck so removed the carb, lo and behold somebody had left the drain screw at the bottom open. Closed the screw, put everything back together and with a little coaxing fired up. I started out with short run times and have graduated to driving around up and down shifting. So far I have had no problems, it really runs quieter than before. I have a couple things to play with and adjust, putting it into reverse I need to pull back hard on the brake lever. So after a couple months of fiddling and farting around I can say she lives!! Also after a couple days will put the front parts back together to make it look like a Foreman. Many thanks for all the advise for helping me thru my first tear down and rebuild.
1998 Honda Foreman 450ES`