Hey ya'll fellow riding TB'ers. Anything new w/ your two-wheeled world this coming spring/summer/fall??? I've been on a tear lol. Some things. The XJ550R has undergone a bit of a transformation. Here's the pics and a rundown. Before, last fall. Now, in the garage (it's snowing outside still....sigh) Kinda a cafe-street tracker lol. No real way to describe it. Added a borla canister Made my own flyscreen Making my own rear section LED Taillights / taglight. Making a new seat Added some lockhart phillips turnsignals Stage 3 jet kit Pro-flo clip-ons Already had 4-1 exhaust and uni-filters. Now imagine it in yellow / black to look like an early 80's Kenny roberts kinda thing. So I've taken off about 58lbs worth of stuff by the time I'm done. Should be at a dry weight of 380lbs or so. Hopefully put it on the chassis dyno at work...I'd like to see 55-60 rear wheel horsepower. Not a monster, but the cool factor is incredibly high. Still gotta sync the carbs, set the pilot jets once the temps get up to decent temperatures. Now, here's the next thing. 1979 Suzuki GS550. I'm leaning twoards making a rigid chopper. I might buy a 81 yamaha XS400 for it w/ it's parallel twin instead. In that case, the suzuki gets a more conventional street tracker setup. It's ugly, way cheap and runs. Did I mention it's ugly? It's actually pretty heavy also. Also bought a Joe Rocket Retro 88 jacket at closeout prices, got a gold faceshield coming in for my SyMax helmet, and some Speedmaster yellow/black/carbon gloves in route also. Just remember, my job is to be a mechanical design engineer for motorcycles........so the fact that I enjoy doing this in my spare time during the 20 degree winter still kinda blows my mind. Just charged and reassembled all the neccesary bits to make the seca run. Started it up. Holy jeez, for such a small bike/engine I'm still impressed.