Fellow riders, xj brothers and sisters, since this is my first post I should probably thank to EVERYbody here for asking good and not so good questions, and especially to people who answered them. Yeah. So. I bought a basket case xj650 about two yrs ago basically to see what a motorcycle engine inside looks like, right. I like to learn. My bike was all in pieces when bought, sized engine, rusty etc. Nobody in their right mind would touch that. Spend a $100 bucks for her. When I split engine case something "clicked", I was hooked and I said "daaamn! , I'm gonna make this baby run again"... Many of you guys were one of those kids that have to take every single toy apart? I know I was. I still am I guess. Anyway, you guys are great help. And if anything was easy, it was because of you. Every single component was a project on it's own, no bolt unturned, every part was disassembled to the smallest bits at some point (except the final drive) and cleaned. Ya! So you might have some questions, shoot it up. I'll try to answer for this project specifically, but most of it it's just usual XJ stuff. Bike is 1982 XJ650 Maxim, 35080 km when I bought it. Been riding it for a couple of months now without any problems. I don't consider it finished yet, but she's a rider. woop...woop... Some pics, hope you like her. After initial cleaning and blasting several spider families with air... The moment of being hooked... ...assembled... ... and, say, 20 months later... Detail ... Detail 2... All the work I did myself - solo seat, handles, paint job, tail light/license plate/signals bracket... front tire is rear tire converted with "kit" ... Saddle bags? Well, I bought. Check some video me accelerating ... YT Okay gearheads see you around!