I just picked up a 1980 XS. I have a bit of experience with working on bikes but nothing of this magnitude. It doesn't seem to be a good candidate for a restoration so the plan is to hardtail it. My thoughts are a TC Bros hardtail, springer front end, and complete engine rebuild. I've been a lurker on this forum for a while now and finally decided to give it a go. This isn't something I'm planning on finishing in the coming months or even in the next year. Now that I have the bike I'm not sure where to even start. I figured the only way to go is to get the hardtail on, then worry about the rear wheel, then everything else after that. Since I'm going to chop this, I'll be getting rid of whatever I can to help try to offset the costs of the build as much as possible. So, if theres any interest in any of the parts in the pictures (handlebars, fenders, side covers, shocks, etc.), let me know.