Good on you, man! I was in Kyoto years ago and stayed at a hostel that had just opened. The Japanese owner is an ex-Euro/Asia motorcyclist and writes: "As I was crossing deserted Iranian Highlands, I was considering what to do after my travels. Then I thought it is my turn to welcome foreign travelers in my hometown Kyoto. I want to help them experience travel to Kyoto and Japan more interestingly. And running a guesthouse is the best way to do it, isn't it? Coming back home, I bought a small building near Kyoto station. It is 10 years old and used to be a boutique. I remodeled it into a cosy and functional guesthouse which can be a foothold for tourists to travel the Kyoto and Kansai area." He now has a thriving backpacker business but still has the same old TT250R. So, yes the urge to pass it forward can be strong. Ride safe, Ed. PS no connection to his hostel business other than it was there that I found his old copy of Chris Scott's now famous book and I got the adv-bug!