Finally a real update here.
Next step was to tweak the brake and signal light mounts so that they were positioned perfectly. While the positioning was close as supplied, I did better.
I purchased a RC51 turn signal relay off ebay compatible with LED lights. Doing this ensured that the flash rate remained as original. Worked great.
Then I went on to mock up my plate mount and finalize my plate lights. Picked a spot, test fitted multiple times, including lighting (working) to make sure I was happy with the illumination. Then drilled the mounting holes.
I'm using plate mounting nuts/bolts with the LED light incorporated. I ended up using 4 to make sure I won't be hassled on the illumination of my rear plate. Got them here. Just make sure to order some extra. One stopped working and they are cheap. http://www.ebay.com/itm/170722481379...S:1123&vxp=mtr
Most of my delay was waiting for these LED plate lights. I didn't order enough the first time around.
I sanded down the unfinished undertail with 400 grit sand paper in order to prep it for paint.
As for painting, I got the color matched silver Honda paint in a pressurized can. I also picked up a spray can of plastic flexible primer and acrylic clearcoat in a spray can. All of these items will ensure that the paint works well. It should adhere nicely and have some flexibility (primer), not to mention stone chip resistance (clear).
Final prepaint prep was using a plastic prep cleaner available at autobody shops. It removes all grease because even finger prints can cause issues. It is solvent based and works well (also good for removing tar, bugs, almost anything on auto paint).
I used some newspaper on the floor of my garage to protect from overspray and on I went.
I turned off my garage heater to minimize dust disturbance and I sprayed on four light coats of primer with 15 minutes between coats (in a warm heated garage). After allowing one hour to flash, I applied four light coats of the metallic silver paint, with about 15 minutes between coats. After again allowing one hour to flash, proceeded to apply the clearcoat, again with 4 light coats and 15 minutes between coats.
All of these steps are generally done in this work. I thought for those who haven't done it, this may be some helpful info.
Here are a few pics as the paint finishes curing. Next steps are to refit the brake and signal lights and tail, mount the whole unit on the bike and test the wiring and brightness of the LEDs. Soon this time.