Hello TT,I just brought a 1985 XT600Z Tenere off eBay in England, and have imprted it into Los Angeles California. It has cleared customs and I take delevery on Monday. I have an appointment at the DMV on Tuesday to get it regesited. I thought I'd start a thread here to catalog my progress with the bike and get as much help as I can (I'm going to need it!). Firstly, here are some photos on of the bike. You can see more here. And here is the discription by the seller on Ebay: This is my Yamaha XT600Z Tenere. It’s a 1985 55W model with matching engine and frame numbers.If you are looking at this and know your XT's you will have spotted this is the rarest of all the 600's, especially in the ultra rare blue!According to Yamaha UK the bike was built for the Italian market in January 1985 (hence the very rare blue and is shown on the V5 as blue) and imported into the UK in 2001. It was restored in 2010 with 2 pack professional paintwork (by the guy who does all of the Aircooled RD club paintwork). I also sourced new Genuine Yamaha plastics. The frame has been powder coated, wheels rebuilt with Excel rims & stainless spokes. New Avon Distanza tyres (front has approx. 60 miles use). New genuine Yamaha switchgear were also fitted along with new Renthal handlebars. New chain & sprockets, steering head bearings, wheel bearings, swingarm linkage bearings. The brake master cylinder was rebuilt with genuine Yamaha rebuild kit. Brake calipers were re-built using stainless steel pistons. New seat cover fitted. The KPH speedo showing 49,193km (30,567 miles) has been swapped with a good 2nd hand MPH one on which I have done 125 miles. Therefore total mileage is 30,692. The carb has been fully stripped, ultrasonically cleaned and rebuilt. The engine was not rebuilt as it has excellent compression, sounds and runs well. However the engine and casings have been repainted with PJ1. Stainless steel fasteners have been used throughout. The above has cost in excess of £2,000 and a folder of receipts, old MOT’s and tax discs going back to 2001 will go with the bike. Spares that comes with the bike are new rear brake shoes, new fork seals, KPH speedo, the remains of a carb overhaul kit. Spare swinging arm. I might also have a spare wheel. Starts 1st or 2nd kick from cold. Full MOT expires 9th July 2014. 6 months tax runs to 31st Dec 2013. To get it mint there’s a few minor jobs that you might want to do. The kickstart is painted, but should be anodised. I managed to get brake fluid on the master cylinder reservoir so could do with touching up. The rear rack has been blast cleaned & repainted but there is some pitting showing under the paint. I'm not happy with the paint on the casing. This is easy to repaint. Note that in the photo’s the bike has stainless steel downpipes fitted. These are not included in the sale and will be replaced before collection with the original black painted steel ones. Genuine reason for sale. I have problems with my knees and want to get a bike with electric start so will buying an modern XT660 Tenere. I have the V5 and I am the registered owner. The complete list of spares I got with the bike are: Remains of carb kit.KPH Speedo & Rev Counter - UsedFork Seals - newFork Dust Shield - new1/2 used brake pads - UsedBrake shoes - NewFootrests - NewYamaha Assembly Manual 55WYamaha Service Manual 55WSupplementary Service Manual 34LParts Catalogue - PhotocopyDownpipes - SteelSilencer S/S Laser ProDuroSwinging Arm x 2 - UsedFront Wheel - UsedRear Wheel - UsedFront Mudguard x 3 - UsedRear Mudguard x 2 - UsedRear Mudguard x 1 - NOSHand Guards (Yamaha) - UsedHeadlamp Cowl - UsedSipepanels x 2 - UsedFront Sprocket - NewRear Sprocket - NewTool Box Lid - NOSReflector - NOSInspection Cover - NOSScrews - NOSFront Mudguard Brace - New All up I paid 2050GBP for the bike and spares (about $3200USD). I improted it using James Cargo, which cost about $2200USD. I'll pay another $630 to Schumacher Cargo on Monday for sorting out the paperwork on this end.