Howdy y’all! I am sawdust and I just picked up what I think is a 1978 Yamaha XS 650 SE Special. Not 100% on that…having some issues finding the correct VIN listed that matches the title. Anyway, I drove to Tyler and picked up the bike from my brother in law, who had not ridden the dang thang since 1983!! He should be ashamed! Anyhow, I am getting ready to clean the tank, change the plugs and see what happens??? Right before he quit riding it the motor was rebuilt….so, crossing my fingers here! I am excited to have this as a project as the bike has sentimental value for my wife of 32 years. She remembers riding the bike with her brother when she was young. I plan on keeping it as original as possible. I will change the seat to a king/queen style seat. Any advice y’all have would be greatly appreciated!