I've debated on whether or not to post this build. There has been so many like it before, with all sorts of outcomes. This promises to be different than any other, mainly because I'm doing it only to fill my spare time this winter. Not building this to have an inexpensive dual sport, or to build a bike on a budget. Just thought I'd take an interesting old bike that has a huge following, and update and improve it where I can. So if you get bored with this and it's completely uninteresting, then I suppose that it will find its way to page 2, and I'll get the message. Starting out, I'd have to relate this similarly to taking a trip to the dog pound. You walk in, see all the yippers wanting to go home with you, then you spy this forlorn Heinz over in the corner. He's dirty, hair's matted, laying down, and has the saddest face you could ever imagine. The future doesn't look good for this guy. So you do the deal, load him up and take him home. He's gonna survive. So, I get home from riding the Loose Nut in November. A buddy on the the Central IL board has posted that he would like to sell his '91 DR350S. I've known that he's had it for quite some time. It's been to Colorado a couple of times, spent many hours on the Hare Scrambles course, and also served as his wheelying commuter. It's fair to say that it hasn't had a cushy life. But he posted that it needed a head, cam, and cover to be back to it's glorious self. So I went over to check it out. ......... Did I mention anything about being forlorn, dirty, and the saddest thing that I've seen for awhile? I cut his asking price in half and still ended up giving more that I should have, but hey, what are friends for, right? Loaded it up with two tubs full of parts, three gas tanks, three front fenders, a tattered set of Wolfman bags, and several pieces from a previous basket case donor 350. I get home with my prize and get it unloaded. My wife (my biggest fan) asks me what I intend on doing with this "hunk-o-junk". (Not the first time that she has referred to the bikes that I drag home as this) As is my normal reply, I told her that I got a heck of a deal, and that you have to see the potential, not the existing ugliness. She was very glad to know that I didn't pay extra for the dirt & oil. This is how it looked straight out of the truck: So now the fun begins.