One thing that I've noticed about the XR forum on this site, is that it's pretty slow compared to the other's...now this is either because XR owners are not the talkative type, or that we're the regular working joe with a career, more than one kid and a mortgage payment... So...just to drum up some interest, give us some background on yourself: Me?, I'm enlisted in the US Air Force, for 14 years now, I have 4 children, my oldest being 15 and my youngest being 3 months. I'm stationed in the high desert of Southern California, where I'm exposed to miles and miles of open riding area, literally right at my back door, as long as I stay away from the "desert tortoise" homestead area's. We camp a lot and the whole family is into off road R/C cars. I picked the XR650R, due to it's durability, sheer power(what can I say?, I'm a horsepower junkie) and honestly, I've always been akin to Honda products, since in my life, I've owned a ATC 90, 110, 185s, 83' 250R, 86' 250R, 82 XR 250R, 84 XL 600, 88' Hurricane 600 and now a 2002 XR650R. Oh, and throw in a 83 RM 250, 92 DR350s and a 96 GS 500. All of the owners of other bikes can balk at the tonnage of our heavy weight's, but there's nothing beats the eye-watering acceleration when you crank her wide open...8^) Besides, I'm an old guy who likes to trailride, so I'm not the type to attemp any aerial tricks...and if you do, you can rest assure that it wasn't intentional on my part..hahaha So...enough about me...what about ya'll?