A few weeks ago I hooked up the trailer and headed north. Appointments with Craigslist sellers made, two full thermos's of coffee, a map, a max amount for each bike in mind, and an envelope of cash with my spending limit. First on the list was the 82 650 Seca. Low mile bike, neglected, but thankfully kept inside. Aftermarket fairing is a little weird but probably worked well to keep the wind off. Seller wanted to bring it in to the shop that went through the carbs and try to get it to run better but I convinced them that I was going to pull it apart anyway. Struck a deal for a little more than I had hoped, but I just could not leave it behind. Another 90min north I was looking over a 03 ZRX 1200R. Although the bike was not "meticulously clean" as advertised, it was in pretty good shape and ran OK. Low mile machine as well and the seller recognized the bike needed some attention and agreed to let it go for a reasonable price. I will admit to being a sucker for these machines....this is number 3. 2hrs east and I was looking at a Husqvarna dirt bike. I knew this was a mess before I got there and it did not disappoint. The good is the motor had a fresh rebuild (receipts from a couple years ago), had great compression, and a nice flat slide Mikuni. The bad...no title, rear subframe is tweaked, and it is missing some parts. All that said, it may be the best $25 I have spent. My son (home for Christmas break) cleaned up the carb, flushed the fuel tank, sorted some electrical issues, and installed a new intake manifold. We got it to fire on Christmas day and wow....that thing is loud! Regarding the XJ650, Hogfiddles is kindly looking through his overstock inventory to see if he has any of the items I need to track down (that were removed when the fairing was installed). I am just going to bring in the needed parts for now as I have a couple other machines to sort out first. When I dig into it, I will start a project/refurb thread similar to what I did with the XJ900. Thanks and I hope you all have a super New Year holiday!