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Old 11-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #62
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 726
Originally Posted by plugeye View Post
rode a '79 XT500 for 6 years. if it was counterbalanced, i'd still be riding it.
I've put 13k miles on my '77 XT500 over the last 4 years and I know exactly how you feel. Recently sold a bike and was looking around for what I wanted next. Considered an SR500, but remembered the vibes and how the XT500 makes my hands ache after just a short while.

Ended up buying a different 500 single - one with a counterbalancer, electric and kick starting, 4 valves and enclosed chain drive. Looks every bit as good IMO. Plenty of hop-up parts for future performance enhancement if I want it. I've put 1000 miles on it so far and have loved every minute.

'94 MZ Silver Star Classic. Rotax powered.

'69 Guzzi Ambassador,'77 Yamaha XT500,
'88 Ducati Paso, '91 ATK 604
'94 MZ Silver Star, '96 CCM 350
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