I've been lurking in here for sometime now ( almost 4 years now,.... Holy crap. )I just recently made an account. I've spent that time reading, researching, learning, and absorbing the wealth of knowledge from the awesome people on this site.. 2016 my little brother bought this piece of crap, red and rotted little 82 Yamaha xj550 Maxim... THE PICTURES DON'T DO IT JUSTICE FOR JUST HOW BAD THIS BIKE WAS!!! So here I am 7am with him riding shotgun, in my truck, going on 2 1/2 hour ride because he found the " perfect " project bike, right? We finally get to this guy's place way out in the middle of nowhere. And find this... We get it loaded, get it back and my kid brother, just goes balls out ripping this thing apart. ( Granted it's what I used to do, but I was just a little more organized ). He rattle canned it black, cut the hell out of the wiring, the exhaust was completely trashed, he threw out all but the head pipes. I did what I could to try and help but he was dead set on it being done his way ( ok there little feller ). It was about 3 to 4 months before he even tried to start it. What ended up a great idea for him turned into a hellish nightmare for him. He wanted a hard-tailed bobber..... Good God he made a damn hard-tail... That he never got to fire up. This went on for a year or so, until he got to the point, to where he calls up one day and said hey, could you take me to the recycling? Yeah, sure what are you taking? This p.o s. Bike, ( Mind you I haven't heard squat for like 6 months about the bike ) so I run up to the bank grab some cash and jet to his place. ( this is the night I bought off him ) So, here I am, with this Thing... Scratching my head, and cursing my little brother every which way... So, I did a quick on the wiring, threw the hospital pan of a seat away and I rode it as a hard-tail for all of about a month until it just crapped out, a buddy from work said to me the first day I rode it in, where did you get that *** Hell Raiser *** from? And the name just stuck. I Melted the wiring, and burnt up a bunch of crap from trying to put a bandaid on the hack job wiring, and so When it went under the knife back in 2018. Aside from pulling the engine I stripped.. made my own wiring harness, fabricated my own exhaust, put a suspension back on the Rear, did the seca Cam swap, ( almost everything I did I found on this very site ) the list goes on. But enough if my bullshittin I am sure y'all wanna see it.