Picked up a 1982 GPz 550 project off OfferUp today. It's roughly 50-70% complete as the previous owner powdercoated the frame and wheels and had the top end done with a mild port (so I'm told). He also put new tires on it and had the tank and fender painted. All good stuff, not the exact color schemes I would have chosen - but they look good. The bike looks very complete, and it basically is - guy purchased a lot of nice parts for it, billet rear sets, new rear rotor, chain and sprockets, braided brake lines, 27mm flatside carbs, new speedo and tach. He also swapped in an 84' wiring harness for some reason. I'm expecting the wiring to be the biggest challenge as everything still needs to be wired up including the new gages, switches, etc. And who knows if this new harness is any good. Hell, I don't even know if the motor is any good. But the guy seemed honest enough, we knew a few of the same "motorcycle people" in town. Small world actually - the same guy who painted this bike painted my 96' Ducati 900SS project I did a few years ago; guy does great work. Here's my last project: The GPz came with a decent stash of spare parts so I should be able to piece together whatever I need on the electrical. I'm not a huge cafe racer fan, I generally like the look but I'm more of a race bike guy (as you can see from my Ducati project). So my plan is to get this bike going and then running really good, the carbs will need to be jetted/synced and I need to get a header. Then tackle the suspension and make it handle as good as possible for an old bike. Then just ride it for a bit and see if I like it and what needs to be adjusted. Anyways, enough rambling. Only project today was making a work stand so I can easily reach everything and still get the cars into the garage. Hopefully start making some progress tomorrow and will try and keep this thread updated on the progress. Major tasks: Wiring...wiring....wiring Make linkage for rear brake Make linkage for shift lever Find new rear brake line (current one is too short) Find tach cable and install Find throttle cables and install Fab seat pan Fab rear taillight mount Fab battery box Find brake reservoirs, fill and bleed Drill/tap new 520 front sprocket for retainer plate Run fuel and vacuum lines Install fuel sending unit in tank I'm sure there is a bunch I'm not thinking about off the top of my head....Oh yeah - refill garage fridge with beer!