First, I'd suggest you flesh out your "Bio" a bit. The fellas here like to know where you are coming from, motorcycle wise. Second, spend some time here, and read and absorb what you can. For the fellas here who are really into it, it is more of a functional/philosophical thing than a visual style. The appearance is the result of that, but not a primary focus. Third, make sure your skin is thick enough. The barbs they may throw can be rather sharp sometimes.
the xs650 is simple & easy to work on, there's lots of good stuff available for it, and the '81 has electronic ign. They look good in spoked or alloy rims and they look great as a classic cafe. I think you couldn't do much better for a first build. This presumes that it; 1)Runs, 2)has clear title, 3)got it for a fair price,4)and you didn't pull it out of a lake, of course. If you post some photos you'll get a lot more feedback on that, I'm sure.
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in
hi guys, new member. I got a 1983 Suzuki Gs750 that i bought recently off a older man, I have a few questions and could use some help. He told me the engine was a strong runner and it just needed a battery and should run fine, however when i put a battery in the bike it doesnt attempt to start...