Just curious as to whether there is anybody else out there who rides an XR500. I have an '83 XR500R that I've had since 1989. I have literally ridden the wheels off of the thing and only this year had to do any major repair work. I had to replace some of the gears in the transmission and since I had it apart, I went ahead and rebuilt the entire motor. I own a couple of other two strokes, but I expect I'll have this bike till the day I die!!! Anyway, I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there?