If it’s okay I’d like to write up my rebuild journey here time to time as a kind of diary and maybe can get some tips from others along the way. I forget the exact year it was either 2005 or 2006, I bought a barely used 2002 DR650SE and had a few fun years of dual sporting up in the NC mountains with it. We would typically camp, or hotel, somewhere around Maggie Valley, or Max Patch, and ride the various roads in the area including Hurricane Creek we did a few times. In fact I first heard of this website and forum from another member on one of these rides. I forget what it was called but everyone left from the vintage motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley abs maybe it was a poker run? We all got the route sheet and at the end there was bbq and such. Great fun. Anyway around 2009 I quit riding altogether. My DR has sat up unmoved ever since, in the back of my storage shed with bad gas in it, dry rot tires, etc. Here’s a current photo. When I did the TAT last month we ended up riding with a fellow on a nicely built up DR and I really liked it. I’ve decided to bring mine back to life and do a lot of similar (typical?) upgrades. My first problem is I don’t know where the key to the bike is. So after I get it freed from the bike lock on the rear wheel (don’t remember the combination either), then I’ll haul it to a locksmith and have a new key cut. I’ve started a spreadsheet wish list of a bunch of parts and have already ordered the 5.3 gal Acerbis tank and placed an order for Mikuni carb from Procycle which is on back order for a few months. I’m not in a hurry so while I’m waiting for the carb I have plenty of other things to work on. It's not definite, but my ultimate goal I think would be to build this up nice, and go back and do my favorite parts of the west half of the TAT with some extras, on this bike.