This was a basket case bike I bought last summer. The chassis is an '88 and the engine is an '85 with an '86 cylinder. I've had it running for awhile, but haven't had it out of the yard. Took it to our local track yesterday for the first time on practice day. Bike ran great and got noticed--especially on the long straight in front of the fence. That's a 4th gear wheelie in the second picture with me sitting up front on the bike (I had to). I like to work on engines as much as I like to ride, and this engine is tweaked out pretty good. I'd like to put it on a dyno some day. I was pretty cautious on the track because I was not used to the bike's power characteristics, and also the handling was unfamiliar to me. The bike gets the head shakes sometimes, especially if you land wrong on jumps. I had a teenager with a CRF250R walk up to me when I was wrenching on the bike and comment on the old style "high-pipe." "That's a cool pipe--who makes those?" I told him that they didn't make 'em anymore. A couple of 450f vet riders got all misty eyed when they looked at the bike, like it brought back good memories. They told me how good it sounded, etc. I wondered why they were riding four strokes!