Hi from across the pond! So at the weekend I'll be going go look at an 82 xj650 American import. Over here in the UK we have a government run website that let's us check when a car was last taxed to use on the road- in this case it is 2003. So I think it's safe to presume that the bike hasn't been run / moved and has been in storage ever since. My question to you all is, is there anything I should really be looking out for that have tell tale signs of a hard life or whether it is likely to start? To my knowledge the bike has no service history and doesn't start. The seller has informed me that it turns over but believes there is an issue with the engine cut out switch on the side stand and the clutch cut off. He also said there was a way to bypass this - wizardry! My plan, if I purchase said bike, is to do the basics... change sparks, fresh oil, flush the old fuel out and new battery and see how far this gets me.