I bit the bullet and picked up the r75/6 I have been drooling over and dreaming about (literally) for weeks. The plan is to take the aquamarine bike that has been sitting for a few years and could use some help into a unique, mechanically perfect bike. I am not sure that I am going to do the cafe thing, nor will I be cutting the frame, and definately do not have the funds to make it original. I managed to get the bike for 700 bucks, and upon bringing it home hooked it up to my car's battery and despite being off the road for 4 or 5 years, it fired up and I rode it in the driveway. I was warned by the previous owner that the 4th gear is non operational, so mechanically, that absolutely must be addressed. I am also going to take the motor apart for a good cleaning and make sure that everything in OK. Carbs cleaning, etc as well. It is going to need new tires, mirrors, front blinkers, a sidestand, and an overhaul on the brakes, as well as making sure the driveshaft is in good shape. My plan is to have this baby purdy and purring by the spring. As I am a teacher at a boarding school, I have enlisted the help of some interested students and will be offering the "restoration" of the bike as an afterschool club. The paint scheme is in the air, but will be likely be some combination of black, red, and white, the school's colors. I really do not know much about mechanics, but a few of the students are knowledgeable, so I guess we'll all be learning together. I am extremely excited to begin a new project. I will be keeping all posted as to the progress of the project and I am sure that I will have more than a few questions.