Finished up the BMW. It had been parked for 11 years. New tires, brake M/C cylinders, rebuilt the calipers, pads, pulled trans to grease splines, changed all fluids/filters, rebuilt carbs, set valves and a few other things. It runs again. Rode it yesterday on street in front of house and got the clutch to break loose. Motor seems good even idles OK. Few minor things to do to it during the winter but it doesn't need to be on a lift. Now it's time to start on my XS2. I bought it from my brother when I was 18. Rode it till around 1983. I quit riding it because I had bought my first BMW a 79 R100T. Loaned it back to my brother around 1985 or so. He rode it for a few months and then I parked it. Never intended to leave it set for 30+ years but kids/divorce/work and general life side tracked me. Reason I never sold it was because I always loved that bike. Had a lot of fun on it. Rode it hard and it never complained. It did get a little revenge on me one day. Ended up in the hospital for 4 days. Bike never got a scratch, it rode me for 3/4s of a block. Totally my fault. It may be a lightweight bike compared to some but it's damn heavy when it's on top of you. Oh well enough of that. This it what it looked like when I brought it out of storage/parked. Now it's resting comfortably in it's new home . I know 72 is somewhat of a one-off year so a few months ago I picked up one that runs. Kind of a wild paint job. Should have anything I need. I may need a major part. The engine cases. My brother warned me when I bought it it had an oil leak. Nothing easy like a seal or gasket. The engine case was cracked. He said it was normal. He said it was like that when he bought it. I think it was from hole shots and wheel stands. I didn't care. Brake clean, carb spray, sand paper and JB Weld you could stop the leak for a month or so. Never tried to weld the crack because back then I could not weld. A few welding shops said they could do it but the engine had to come out and be apart. Didn't want to do that. Came up in a thread recently that a person needs a goal when starting a project. My goal is going to be a little different. It won't be a full on restro. Nor will there be any sawzalls involved. I want to get it back to how it was when I was young and rode it. I want it mechanically in good shape. Not going to be a rat bike. No rust but if the paint or chrome isn't perfect I can live with that. I want it to be what it is an old bike that has come back to life. I have nothing but admiration for what some of you have done to bikes making them look better than new. That's not for me. I may have some questions down the road. I will try to search for the answers before asking questions. There is no time table for this. I do hope the polish bug stays away. If I don't use up enough parts off of the "wild thing" bike it could be another project.