What's up guys! I'd like to first say thanks for allowing me to be a member of an awesome Forum. My name is Ryan. I am originally from Antioch, CA. Currently residing in Charlotte, NC. I have been living in Charlotte for nearly 18 years and have a strong mechanical background in the automotive and automated production industry. I have been on two non-motorized wheels most of my life. I have raced BMX bikes, I have ridden free-ride downhill mountain bike, and I have been riding freestyle BMX for close to 13 years. I've built a few hi-performance stand-up jetski's and several cars. It's been several years since I've had a project and I recently came across an excellent deal through a close friend of mine. I very recently purchased a '82 Honda CM250. This is my very first motorcycle, so starting I am starting small. I am very excited to build this thing into something that truly expresses my individual style. Looking more along the lines of a retro race/café race bike! I understand this has become a huge almost fad and I look forward to breaking the mold with true retro styling. If you have any recommendations or photos, send them my way! Always open to veteran advice!