This matching nos,low owner XT500 was off the road since 1984 before I acquired it last year. I didn't touch it,but passed it on to a friend who loved the 'Barn Find' look of it and decided to leave it as is cosmetically,but go right through the mechanics to make it usable and reliable . The engine was completely stripped and found to be in good condition,with original honing marks still visible on the bore. As a matter of course many parts were replaced including clutch,timing chain,gaskets,points,condenser,plug,filters etc.It's also had the forks overhauled,new head bearings,chain/sprockets,tyres,tubes,battery,rectifier etc etc. It comes with V5 showing 3 owners,with the last one aquiring it in 1984.