I've got this neighbor who moving out of our little ghetto into the woods a few hours north of the twin cities. I was helping him and noticed a motorcycle in his garage, dusty and forlorn. I asked about it, as I never heard him on a bike. Well, he used to ride quite a bit until end of 2017 when he got hurt at work and couldn't ride any more. The bike has sat in his garage since then. Along the way, some hoodlum broke in and tried to chisel the ignition cylinder off to hot wire it. I knew he didnt want it, and asked a price. Hundred bucks, I'll even help you roll it to your garage. Now, I havent been on a bike in 20 years and that was just f***ing around on dirtbikes as a kid. I'm reasonably mechanical, but sadly my dad hated cars and my subburban school district got rid of autoshop the year before I got there. I do basic work at home, and have probably f***ed up as much as I've succeeded. I've gotten as far as reading about the VIN numbers and identifying the bike, its a 1982 Yahama XJ650 Maxim made in November of '81. I know the battery is trash, as are the tires. Ignition cylinder shouldn't be too hard. So, I guess, where do I start? Its my first bike, it needs some love, where would you start with such an endeavor? I'm aware its a project and wont be free, but it should be fun.