I'm hopefully closing the deal this week on a 1983 GL650I. I discovered the GL via Shadetree Surgeon's YouTube video about his trip from LA to Tampa on a GL500I and immediately knew I had to have one. A water-cooled transverse v-twin with shaft drive and monoshock rear suspension? Who could resist? And it's a Honda! When I discovered there was a 650 version I became even more determined to get my hands on one. My plan is to bring it upstairs and change the fluids, oil filter, gaskets, and possibly tires. (I live in Brooklyn so I don't have a garage but I do have a freight elevator though it'll be tricky getting it to fit. And I have to find some room next to my RE Interceptor.) I'll keep it stock for awhile then eventually get around to customizing it, though that's a long-term project that I'm in no rush to start. I'm not a fan of cafe bikes but I think it might be interesting to keep it a touring bike but roll back the aesthetic about twenty-five years, something between a '70s Moto Guzzi California and 1960 Triumph Speed Twin "Bathtub." Or I might go in a completely different direction and turn it into a naked bike, very contemporary-looking, and emphasize that gorgeous engine and monoshock. Think Guzzi V7 meets Yamaha XSR900. Who knows? I may keep the bike totally stock. If nothing else it would be handy for schlepping stuff around New York City. And it would certainly make an interesting touring motorcycle.