My, then, daily ride, a suzuki gs550 was in a sorry state. The aluminium tank was damaged beyond repair, and the subframe bent.
Because it never missed a beat and was pretty fast for an old 550, I decided to repair and rebuild the wreck. Anything done to it was a step forewards anyway.
It had a CB600f/r1 battery under the seat, to keep the frame triangle empty.
Now a common thing to do, but back then
Then, before 'Rawcandy' the banner was B.C.R. , BC Rebuilds/Restauration/Rides
depending on the mood I was in.