Well, I went on my first 500 mile ride,(XRL) and it wasnt as bad as I may have thought. I ran out of gas once though... The bike was up for the task. One Question though: I noticed when i was climbing a freeway mountain pass, that the bike would hesitate a little every once in a while. Would you say that this is just a jetting issue? (My bike is jetted for sea level. and i was riding at about 6000' at that point. I am just worried that I may have been pushing the bike too hard. thanks for the replies.