Originally Posted by deminimis
Hey XTW, I had a XT500 back in high school. Of my found former bike memories, that is one of my fondest. I loved that bike. I crashed it a lot (well, I crash everything a lot still), but loved it. You could go down, wipe yourself off, and be on your way and the bike looked none the worse for wear.
Ya, I love this bike but I converted it to a street tard after all of our local trails got shut down
I used to have hill climbs, tight technical and rocky terrain to ride on but thanks to local farmland being developed it is no more.
As a street tard it does ok but spaghetti forks and general age are rearing their ugly heads.