I recently completed my first vintage Yamaha XS 650 project bike for a friend (1977 XS650D), having spent years working on Triumph Bonneville's. I learned so much on that project (with lots of great help from this forum) that I decided to buy another project bike which is #5 for me. It's a 1981 Yamaha XS650S "Special". So far, I've just started tearing it down. I'm not sure yet what final direction I will go on this one, but it will probably include the following: Battery Tires and tubes New LED lighting New mini gauges Euro bars / grips Performance mufflers Airbox removed - pod filters Rebuild carbs New seat Open to your experiences, thoughts, ideas, and suggestions!