Hey everyone, long time no see. I'm not super active on the forum, but I like having a place to document what I'm messing around with that y'all might be interested in. I have a serious soft spot in my heart for old motorcycles, especially old basketcase motorcycles. See my previous thread on resurrecting an XL350 here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/1978-xl350-rebuild-on-the-cheap.1347696/ So I went to the county dump today to get rid of some scrap metal. Didn't have enough to warrant a trip to the metal yard and get paid, so I just went to the landfill closest to my house. While I was throwing stuff on the pile, a moto tire caught my eye. It looked brand new, and being the hoarder I am, I figured I'd grab it for...something. As I clambered up the pile, I realized that it was attached to a motorcycle. I then realized that it was a DR650, and it appeared rather complete. Who throws away a DR650? We all know they don't die! After a little bargaining with the dude running the front loader, he shoved some stuff out of the way and I dragged it off the pile, and chucked it in the truck. After I got home, I rolled it in the shop and began to take stock of it. It's a '97, and the major components are all there. It's missing the chassis half of the wiring harness and the CDI box (sadtrombone.midi) but the motor side of the harness is all there, and what's better, was actually unplugged instead of just cut off. The carb is there and seems to move freely. I'll take it off and toss it in the ultrasonic. The motor spins freely, and it feels like it has great compression. The starter motor was full of water and all gunked up, frozen solid. Got a buddy with one who says he'll donate it to the cause. So I guess my plan is to see if I can get it running with a minimal investment and then turn it into a woods bike or something. I'm gonna run the VIN on Monday to see if it comes back stolen. If it doesn't, I might try and title it. We'll see. Anyhow, tune in next week for more updates on the pile of trash I saved from the trash pile.