Recently, I bought a 86 VF500 roller with a title. I owned one of these back in the day, and always thought it would be a great idea to own one again. 20 years later, I am living my dream I do have plans for this build, but first things first, I need to get a 1978 YZ400 thumper nestled in the frame and get it running. I'll ride it like that for awhile, and after that I will look into upgrading most everything. Probably a complete front USD fork conversion, upgraded rear shock swap, some frame stiffening, brake upgrade and new tires. As far as bodywork goes, no need to change anything there. I have always thought the bodywork was amazing on these bikes. I'll see how the stock rear sets will feel with clip-ons. If it is not right, I will look into moving the stock ones or adding something different. As far as the engine goes, when the time is right, it will get a fair amount of attention. A small overbore, piston and rings, rebuild crank, new seals, reed valve, 38mm flat slide carb, skimmed head and an exhaust system. With these mods, I feel that I should be pushing around 55-60 hp. And I'm really hoping that the DT400 electrical system is a direct bolt on affair :eyebrows: If not, I'll have to figure that part out later.