Hi all, long time lurker first time poster, iv'e been reading what seems like hundreds of threads for the last year or so, the knowledge available here is absolutely vast and has really been a big motivation to get this project up and running. So anyway iv'e decided to attempt to put my fathers old xs650 back on the road, its been parked in the shed since 1993 and he passed away in 2005 so its more of a sentimental thing to get her back running etc and i would like to do it properly and get her back to running and looking as well as possible. I dont plan on rushing it and it will take as long as it takes. Heres a pic of the bike taken in the early 80's. and here what she looks like now all these years later. From what i can gather from the frame and engine numbers the bike appears to be a 1976 C model however the engine has been replaced at some stage with that from a 1975 B model, its also running BS38 carburetors and a Newtronic electronic ignition system. Anyway the first thing i want to do is get her running, and see how healthy the motor is, then we will progress from there hopefully, i know i have my work cut out me so expect plenty of noob questions!!.