So I recently started with this; it had been sitting for 10 ish years. Then spent about a solid month and 1/2 doing this; Out of northern Illinois about 4 years ago. Didn't have to open the engine but the list is long. both tires (there is nothing wrong with Shinko's) complete front brake w/10mm master cylinder, vesrah pads new piston, teflon line. steering bearings swing arm bushing pamco, e-advance and Accel coil push rod seal chain and sprockets locks redone petcocks rebuilt gas cap seal. carbs done, throttle shaft seals, floats, float valves, rejetted (thanks again 5T) UNI Foam on the stock airfilter frames and boxes. every gasket I opened, replaced fork seals Lot's O buffing and polishing. probably over 10 hours just in the wheels. A real lucky paint set find (Thanks Scott!) Gas tank clean out repainting spray bomb and touch up. clutch and throttle cables Battery, rotor, brushes near endless trips to parts bins for; this bolt, that bracket. Swapped in a better tach, gaiters wiring replacements, repairs, revisions. handlebar switches rebuilt. 5mm voltage monitor added. Mufflers, brackets, seat, foot pegs, front and rear, taillight and bracket, headlight. yeah it was an easy one. Head retorque, valve cover gaskets, cam, valves set (twice), oil filters replaced, Oh I pulled the pin striping off the sidecovers and put on the correct decals. Got it completely reliable, running like a swiss watch, and put 150 miles on it Monday looking like this; View attachment 30722 The new owners; Alan and Joni, It's Joni's bike now! They brought this up from Texas and traded for the 77; Which was a non running project bike with an impressive list of custom work done to it. Kind of a pig in a poke, here's the description I got This was how rodman built it Alan bought it out of Arkansas (the red version above) then kinda thought maybe this isn't a going to be a good "wife bike"... a bunch of other mods. and some fuggles. This is a second iteration of "Rodmans roadster" Pulled and cleaned the permatex (from someone's attempt to seal the petcocks to the gas tank) out of the VM38's, cobbled a temp fuel system and she fired right up and went up the road. Throttle like a light switch and loud as all get out (especially just after 7 this morning) but woo hoo, definitely the most powerful 650 I have ridden so far. Well that's where it sits right now. I think the bike has a lot of "potential", not quite sure where it's headed, but it's going to be changing again for sure. If anyone knows some history on this bike please chime in! I kinda tracked Rodman down to the Minneapolis area but have not tried to contact him, yet.