After lurking on and off here for a couple of years, I finally stepped up to the plate and bought a thumper, a new (2007) 650L, it's the first brand new vehicle I've ever bought, so I'm pretty stoked. I had another thumper some years back, a 89 Yamaha XT600, it was a great bike, I hated to sell it but I knew even then there was a big red pig in my future. I've had it almost 2 weeks now, and I haven't gone and got my license yet, or done any mods to it, because I can't quit riding the thing! What a blast! I have a twisty canyon through national forest that starts a couple of miles from here, and I have spent every spare minute running up and down that canyon, it's great to get back on a motorcycle after a few years away, and it's fun running the canyon, even with a poor suspension setup, backfires galore, and the deathwings. So in the next few days I will go over and get my license, so I can start modding the bike, I want to get the licensing thing done first. So I have this pile of parts staring me in the face, with more on the way: Supertrapp IDS2 Edelbrock carb Clarke 4.7 (natural color) sprockets: 14 and 48tooth smog kit Uni filter magnetic drain plug (engine only so far) oil temp dip stick Maier rear fender and taillight, XR400 front fender (in white, I'm going white here boys, building me a BWP) Utahmoto skid plate Works Connection frame guards IMS Pro pegs, and I'm considering their folding shifter RSW fork brace RSW upper triple clamp ProTaper CR HiBend bars UFO brush guards Arai XD helmet I have a lot (A LOT) of work to do. So, hello all you Thumpertalk guys, I'm so happy to be here. Hey Utah guys!