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Old 11-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #62
MZRider
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Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 683
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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.



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