G'day folks - Well, the time has come for me to bid a fond adieu to the X Challenge thread. Not that I'm unhappy with my X Ch as I just had a fine ride across northern Arizona and southern Utah a couple of weeks ago with Snake Oiler and another rider. But as I get well into my mid 70's, arthritis has been doing a job on my hands so I reckoned I'd best bow out while I'm still smiling. So I sold my X Ch. to another, local inmate last week - @4play - who was the fellow that first got me thinking about the X Challenge 6 years ago or so. He's an excellent rider with broad experience and a fine wrench-twiddler as well, so I expect he'll be a net positive addition to the thread in time. I'll keep on riding as long as I can, just recently bought a Honda NC750X DCT (the one with the dual clutch "auto tranny") but will concentrate more on slab and well-groomed gravel and forest circus roads. This way, at least my left hand is just along for the ride! Good luck to y'all.