I have been waiting to get to ride my (new to me) xr650r for almost a month. I finnaly took it out and crashed it within 15 min. The rest of the day went better. It is was nice to get the pristine plastic all crunked up. I can now ride without any worries. I also crunked up my 200$ Nolan street helmet. I want to thankyou guys for letting me lurk for so long. I have no regrets about buying this bike. I am a complete off-road begginer and having the time of my life. I am gonna take it to a mx track tomorrow after I buy some gear. The bike is already uncorked. Thanks Rob.