u should have just bought a xr600 and just redid all the paint the way you wanted it. How much fun would that have been? Yes there is some frustration but I enjoy projects like this. I was going to rebuild the XL; then I got a good deal on the XR chassis so things got mixed up for a minute. I thought I could use allot of parts from the XL but I'm finding out differently. I'm just taking two basket-cases and making one decent bike, the problem is they are two different motorcycles.