As some of you know I've intended to eventually build a completely impractical old school hardtail chopper. I've gone to check out many bikes over the months and was utterly surprised at the so called 'excellent' condition motorcycles that were nothing but abused/neglected POS. Well I found my starting block, a 2000 XL1200C. A previous owner has put a lot of money into chrome accessories, even as far as chrome plating the swingarm, and adding what I see as a seriously lame 'screaming wolf' mural on the tank. The worst of it though are the drag pipes. How obnoxious they are and I was seriously embarrassed riding the bike around. I honestly have no idea how people can tolerate the noise of drag/straight pipes (not to mention put up with drag pipe 'performance sag')... it's like going for a walk in the park or heading out for dinner and a movie and shouting at the top of your lungs the entire time. Here are a few seller-taken photos for now.