After rebuilding the carbs, fresh plugs, new oil and sorting out the wiring, the ol' XS is purring like the proverbial kitten. this bike is in such a bad state of repair, I thought it would be an exercise in frustration getting her up and running. The previous owner stated that it ran great when he parked it three or four years ago. How many times have you heard that statement. I still have a long way to go, but I am off to a good start.