A friend is selling a 97 XR600 for $1,000. I have ridden the bike and it is in great shape. The plastics need a little work, but the bike is very sound mechanically. My brother and his friend both ride 600's, but theirs are older than this one, and this one seems to handle better and feel a little lighter to me. I wanted a Suzuki DRZ400 because of the wieght of the XR, but at this price, it is hard to pass up. I am sure it will work well here in the Colorado mountains, but I am also wanting to ride it in Moab, UT as well. Anyone ride the 600 there? How does it do? Also, my one irritation with the bike is the heat coming off of the pipe on the left side...It always feels like it is burning my leg off Is there any aftermarket part or mod I can do to help alleviate some of that heat? Thanks for the help.