The old saying goes "be careful what you wish for, it might come true" ... Well, I wished for an oldtimer to wrench on. So, I bought an XJ550, basically on a impulse, because it was old and looked really cool (yeah, I'm stupid like that). Bike started right up so no worries, right? Well, apparently the PO was more interested in a quick turnaround than doing things properly. "A fool and his money ..." is another saying. I'll try and document my (re)build here for your amusement and education.