Back last July I ended up buying a '81 XL500S. I really didn't know anything at all about these bikes, but I've always been a fan of Honda's and recently fell in love my XR400R. I was actually on Craigslist looking for a trials bike when I stumbled on to an ad titled " Honda street and trial". Bad spelling ftw! When I opened the ad I instantly loved the funky looks. A quick google search showed me the bike's specs and I decided I had to have it. This will be the dualsport I always wanted my KLR650 to be. I went to look at the bike and it started up easily, but would not idle. That's alright. No rattles or heavy smoking is good enough for me. Clean title and pretty decent body. So I paid the man and brought her home. Once home, I couldn't wait to actually ride this thing, but I knew it needed a thorough going-through. I'm super particular about the mechanicals on my bikes. I used the stale gas out of her own tank to clean up the carb a little bit. Shortly after it was... Nearly bald rear tire and a slipping clutch ( sticky cable), but I was still having a blast zipping around the yard. The wife snapped a pic of my childishness These bikes are a hoot to ride.