I've been dreaming about this project, going on now for about 33 years. I finally made the commitment to start this project with my latest acquisition. I plan to continue this thread and post any updates to the build here. I found an unmolested 82 XJ650LJ Turbo with relatively low mileage (36,000 kms) that's been sitting in a garage the last 15 years. Apparently it began smoking terribly so was just parked. He said it ran and idled fine but would fill the neighborhood with smoke so that suggests oil is leaking past the seals in the turbo unit. I'm hoping I can get the turbo repaired, I've seen the options Chacal lists and also plan to start replacing all the rubber parts in the carbs. To be honest without knowing of Chacal's parts availability I might have shied away from this altogether. So step one will be to just get this thing running soundly. What I really have in mind is a Seca Turbo that looks like the 82 XJ650RJ Seca with a few custom touches, 16" wheels being the most obvious change. I also bought a very shabby XJ650RJ donor bike. Although what I need are good cosmetics this bike will enable the mock up to proceed. 88 FZ600 on the far left will donate the front forks, fender, wheel and brakes. 82 XJ650RJ will supply big 9" headlight, clocks, tank, seat tail piece and side panels. I'm envisioning putting the 2 bare frames side by side and transferring any brackets from the standard Seca onto the Turbo frame, and also cleaning the Turbo frame up to eliminate all the unneeded fairing brackets. This is going to be a long term project. It sounds straight forward but anything like this will always throw curve balls. My son says the Turbos is way cool and can't understand why I want to make it look like the Plane-Jane bike sitting next to it. The Turbo's cosmetics are actually in great condition and I feel just a tiny bit guilty bastardizing it. No offence to all the Turbo owners but most anyone's top 10 ugly bike list includes the Yamaha Turbo. In 1984 I was a 23 year old hooligan with a brand new Seca Turbo. I rode it 5 years and 75,000 kms. Rocket boy styling was never to my liking. 33 years later I'm lugging another one home, this one I'm doing up the way I want. Donor Seca in real bad shape. Shame really as it shows only 29,000 kms on the clock. The headlight and instruments are hard to find now days, actually any parts for them are rare. This one has the electronic tach, oil cooler and YICS. Seat is aftermarket Travelcade. Tank is real rough and I'm not sure if it will be salvageable. I will be on the look out for a good one. If it was in better shape I could stick all the Turbo body work on it but who wants to ride a sheep with wolves clothing? It even has the original Yamaha chain lock, unfortunately it came without keys. When I had my Turbo new I wrapped that silly chain through the back wheel. I forgot about it and when I moved the bike off the centre stand the chain broke. What a joke. I've already forced the seat and tank cap open with a screw driver. The tank still has some vile liquid in it and doesn't leak, perhaps it can be salvaged.