Just bought a '00 ex500r. I'm giddy!!! I'm all of 145 lbs, so it should be all the bike I need. Besides, I don't want it to be faster than the car I'm building or I'll need to make new plans for that. Just wanted to say hello, I'm gonna go over to the sportbike forum & ask for some basic hop-up advice so if you've got any handy tips, fill me in.