Good day to All. I was gifted a 75 XS650B (Thumper) from my brother after a wreck with my kaw in 1987. Love this bike and for years we were inseparable, (Daily Driver) even rode through a few winters with her. She's been sitting for 5 years now, rode hard and put away wet. They are fairly rare now but In the day 650s were a dime a dozen, well... a buck a cc was common and I've bought a few and were given a couple for parts to keep her going on a very low budget, downright poor is more accurate. I knew this bike inside and out. but it's been a lot of years since I've torn into her. Ahh the good ole days. Life's changed a lot over the years and things are good. My wife bought me a Sportster for our 30th wedding anniversary. The bike was unloved and cobbed together but the price was too good to pass up. I wrenched her back to happy over the last few years and she's a great bike but Thumper's sitting there calling HEY WHAT ABOUT ME? Can't help but feel like I'm cheating on her. Honestly Thumper in some ways is a much superior bike and riding the back roads of the Catskills I'm wishing it was her. So... I want to resurrect her for her 50th birthday. That's the story. I'm looking forward to putting her back in the wind where she belongs. So I'll be looking for info, advice and inspiration from looking at some of your beautiful bikes. She's basically a rat now (that was the thing at the time) and I'd like to put some style back into her. I'll shamefully post some pictures of her as is when I get a chance.