Yep, she is original except for the handlebars and totally unmolested. I am still dilligently reading through all the forum posts, but have not yet found what I am looking for, so bear with me on this inquiry please; I am only 5'9" tall and 73 years old, so I am not real comfortable being on my tip toes. I can still set a good pace, but nothing that is really all that challenging, so factor that into my questions.... So here is my problem: I am unable to adjust the rear shock in place since the previous owners have spalled the adjustment rings to a horrendous degree - am planning to pull the rear shock tomorrow and (hopefully) on the workbench adjust it down as much as possible to lower the overall height and especially the seat height. (And the seat goes into the upholstery shop tomorrow to replace the stock foam with soft tempurfoam; cut lower and thinner) Since I also have an NX250, I will not be using the NX650 for any off road dirt riding, it will be a back roads only machine. (East Tennessee & North Carolina) So with the stock rear shock lowered as much as possible, and a set of Race Tech cartridge emulators in the front forks, (they did great on my FT500 Ascot!) what are your opinions on my plans for use in moderate back road riding with the stock rear shock lowered as much as possible and a front fork upgrade? And while I am asking; would going one tooth size bigger on the front sprocket reduce the engine vibration enough to matter? Thanks.