I'm giddy with anticipation. Pickin' up an '81 XR500R today,,,or more accurately my buddy's picking it up for me. It looks to be fairly clean from the CL pics but it's not running. From what the owner told me, it's probably a fuel issue. The reason for the giddyness for this particular bike? You see, I bought a new '82 model as a leftover in '83 when I was 18. The first new bike purchase ever. I eventually made it street legal and rode that thing everywhere,,,loved that bike. But, as usually happens, I sold it a couple years later. Which brings us to now. I actually have tried to locate my old bike to possibly buy back, to no avail. So, the next best thing is to find another one. I didn't want one that needed a complete resto or a garage queen, plus these year models just don't seem to be for sale very often. So, as I was scanning CL this one popped up and I knew I had to make her mine. I guess the reason I want it is to kinda re-live that time in my life. It was a very good time for me. I don't know. Maybe some of you can relate to this? Anyhow, enough babbling. I'll post up some pics later.