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Just bought a 2003 EX500, rode home, took forever, kept getting lost, and really not caring. Good thing I stopped for gas!

Bike's a little rough with 36,000 miles, low on maintenance and general care, but still runs pretty good. I plan to fix enough stuff
to ride reliable during the summer, then maybe do a full teardown before next year.

Such fun, cheers!
 

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They are simple bikes that are easy to strip down to bare basics. Enjoy the summer riding and learn some of the things you may need to do come winter. i.e. valves, carbs, new coolant, spark plugs, brakes, etc

Did a full strip and rebuild last year for a bike I gave to my son. 10 times easier than any of the other (street) bikes in my garage.
 

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Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

First order of business, shop for parts!

I'll be needing a fairing, headlight and bracket. Ha! Ha! Ha! very funny, not likely available too often!
That's okay, I also need stuff like h/bar, footpegs, rear fender, levers, carb springs.
Feel free to send PM if you have some parts available.

Meanwhile, is the "Wanted to Buy" forum a good place to start?
 

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Scored a 2005 parts bike with 19K; now I have too many parts!
Maybe work out a trade for a nice cowling?
 
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