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Default Buying 77 XLCH, need advice

Hello everyone,
Pleasure to be here. I'm looking to buy an old iron head. I have experience working on older motorcycles, I rebuilt a Commando last winter and have restored Honda's etc...
Not afraid of a wrench, or an iron head.

I am aware that forums like these are the BEST place to come for advice before buying. You guys are the experts.
Right off the bat looking for first impressions, info, anything strange visually, incorrect etc... Plus any general information and advice, things to look for. I've read through the buyers advice and checklist here, good advice.

Seller provided me with a few photos, not the best but enough. I'll post them here.
Thanks for reading.
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Here's a photo of the bike in question, the best of the lot sent. Has an SU carb, bored .30 over, someone chopped the front fender? Appears to be original paint? Thanks again for the help.

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