long story long. I recently picked up an 82 xj650 seca turbo. It was in fairly, good shape for sitting in a garage for 20 plus years. I wanted something I could tinker with and ride occasionally (I ride all year in texas). The previous owner started to restore it but ran out of interest/wife wanted it gone. Anyway, I need to rebuild the carbs (they've never been off) but my newbie level skills combined with forced induction engine is proving too much. I got a manual but it doesn't say how to remove the carbs. Looking at it, I'm not sure if I have to remove the surge tank first or what. The shade tree mechanics I called won't even touch it. When I got it, it fired up idled rough then started dumping gas out of the carbs. After being puzzled on how to remove the carbs I tried the "no removal" fixes. Flushed the lines, checked the peatcock, drained the bowls, seafoam, cleaned tank, etc. That got it to stop leaking gas from bowls now it's leaking into the oil. Carbs right? Ok, now the questions. 1. If everything but the carbs are good was it a good buy at $200? 2. (5) Shops quoted me an avg $600 for the carb rebuild. Should I sell it for cost and get something more my level, learn to do it myself, or pay the shop? Thanks for the advice.