Here is my XT500 Ill be *trying* to clean up on a budget. 8-[ Its a 1980 model which I got for a case of Bundy Red so I feel its a win. I took delivery of it on Saturday 02/04/11 so havnt been able to do much yet lol. The bike pro's of the family have come around and all have said its a good grab. Here is what it looks like at the moment. It looks to have some surface rust which just need to be rubbed back. The fuel tank has a few dints in it. No key for the ignition so hoping its on lol.Its also pretty dirty. I havnt tried to start it yet. Im going to drain all the oil out, give a quick clean of the filter, change the spark plug and then have a go then. I want to start it up before I try stripping it all down first. It has good compression so Im hoping for the best. Realistic plans are: - Good clean. If anyone has any tips to get all the oil residue off that would be fantastic. - New oil, Spark plug and filter and get that engine going. - Either find new ignition swith or get a key to fit mine. - Recover seat - Put air in front shocks - Have front brakes fixed as they dont even stop the front from spinning. - Needs Headlight, Blinkers, Brake light, Speedo and Tacho. What Id really like to do eventually: - Complete full strip down. Paint frame, new tank, New wheels (or paint them) and have it fully registered. Also could anyone tell me where the Air filter is... If there is one lol. Also does anyone know of any tips or tricks to knock the dints out of the fuel tank or should I try and sorce another one?? I know this is going to take me a while but I just want something to play with. Would love to hear opinions and ideas so dont hold back. Thanks very much. Rob.