First post but decided to join because it looks like this is the place to go for XL info. A couple months ago I picked up this '85, 800 miles from home, for a case of beer. The original owner passed it down to his grandson, who just didn't ride it and gave it to his buddy, who also just didn't ride it, and offered it to me after I posted some pictures of the refresh of my '87 XR600R on a different forum. It's been a Michigan bike it's whole life until now, purchased new near Detroit, then making it's way towards Grand Rapids where I picked it up and brought it back home to South Dakota where it will primarily be a gravel road bomber, occasional commuter, and should get a couple of annual trips to the mountain roads and trails in the Black Hills. A quick carb clean was all it took to get it running and all it's really needed since is a front caliper rebuild. I've probably put 400 miles on it since I picked it up and it's been a blast. The bike is very original with just over 10k miles now and in really good shape overall. It's been worked on as I found silicone caulk on the stator cover and carb manifold, but I've already pulled those and put in the proper gaskets. The intent was to just leave it alone, ride it as is and enjoy it, but the temptation of having a modified XR600R just sitting around with parts that swap over was too hard to pass up. So far from the XR I've taken the whole rear suspension setup, aluminum bars, aluminum kicker arm, and the RH foot peg which for some reason is about 1/2" longer than the XL. The front suspension will probably come over at some point soon as well. The XR still has the Supertrapp, a Ricky Stator, and a high compression engine which I'm still debating what to do with. I'll upgrade the XL stator at some point whether that's buying new or swapping, but I'm happy enough with the stock XL power, and enjoy the relatively quiet stock can. I've had a scheme in my head for a while now to convert the XR to a trike and make a frozen river riding monster out of it.... Anyway, I'm excited to be here and to see what everyone else is up to with they're XL's, I'll try to post some updates and pictures but I tend to do more riding than photographing so updates may be sparse.