You're right, it looks really nice. I ordered some white plastics on Sunday and am expecting them by the end of the week. It is nice to see what it will look like. I am assume that you just washed it because the air filter is off, I just throw a small plastic bag on mine with a rubber band even if you are going to wash the filter at least it keeps the water and dirt out of the carb... just a thought. maybe we will be bangin our new plastics in to each other at Vegas!?