Guys, I know this has been discussed in more than one thread but after searching I just can't find the exact info I'm looking for. I recently purchased an '83 XL600 and would like to update and upgrade it and I have some ideas and just wanted to get some info about if they would work. I plan on taking it down to the frame and rebuilding from there, heres what I have planned.... 1. Upgrade the suspension front and rear with XR600 or CR500/250 replacements and I would also like to install an XR600 swingarm off of a newer bike if it will fit. 2. Install updated bodywork (including tank). I would like to see if early '90s bodywork will fit (or easily be made to fit). But I also really like the look of the '86 XR600,I would think it would come closer to fitting than the '90s stuff. 3.Theres a couple of parts that need replaced...the exhaust is the main one I'll replace it with an aftermarket setup. 4. Since its an XL I plan to "plate" it and have a decent DS when I'm done. I know allot of you are thinking "why not just buy a newer XR"...well to me building or re-building is half the fun. And I've only got $75 in this one so far. Here's what I'm starting with.... thanks in advance for the advice and info.