38 y.o. Automotive Master Technician. Started riding at age 6 with a sears mini bike, then a Honda trail 70, then a trail 90. As a teen I turned wrenches for my buddy's cr 125. He raced, and I did a lot of riding on that one myself. Had a hopped up suzuki gs 550 that put me in a body brace for a few mos. Then a 76 Yamaha rd 400 and a 84 cr 250. I sold the cr a few mos back and wanted something streetable and canyon worthy. Got a 88 xr 600 2 weeks ago and I couldn't be happier(sept for when the main jet fell out last week). I have had a lot of fast bikes, but none have had near the torque of this monster.