I recently was gifted a XJ900 in pieces as my first project bike. My dad has 3 of this model in the same colour as above, one 85 N already on the road, one faired in bits, and this 86 model N. I asked for this one because I love a good naked bike and the sound of the Yamaha 4 cylinder. Always have since I first heard the 1988 FZR1000 (hopefully my next project). I have read quite a bit on these forums over the weeks, everything from failed injection to Cafe racers, some are inspiring. But where do you stop? So for this one, I'm keeping most of it original with the exception of a few colours and the exhaust. It previously had a 4-1 on it coming out the left side. But I have two sets of downpipes and the original collector, so I'm going to put it back to a 4-2 but because I love a good yoshi pipe I'm putting twin tri-ovals on with a change to slip on instead of a bolt on. The few colour changes are just too the callipers and using a satin black powder for the frame, headlight shroud and intruments. Keeping the original tank, front guard, and side /tail colours. Current stage, frame is stripped ready for the powder coat. I'm going this way because of where I live and the effort needed to get rid of all surface rust may as well give it a good finish. Also looks like the side stand welds broke at some point and now it has a huge lump of weld to grind back. The swingarm is looking worse for wear, and I'll need to do bearings all round. It's ready for blasting too. All plastics are intact with the exception of the instrument cluster being broken, needed a donor to graft from. indicators... Well I aren't a huge fan, but they suite the bike. The engine I'm waiting on. My dad lives about 2000km away and has a more complete shed for rebuilding motors. So the rest of the bike should be ready by the time he's finished with it. My aim is within 6 months.