Hi...I'm a new member but not a new rider. I've been riding for close to 40 years and turn my own wrenches. After taking a break for a couple of years, I bought a 650 Silverado. Although disappointed in it's pick up and top end speed (I've owned five XS650's), after an exhaust and intake modification and re-jetting, it has proven to be an acceptable ride and Yamaha's reliability is second to none in my opinion. I'm looking forward to being a part of this forum in both receiving and giving good information. Y'all ride safe and keep the shiny side up!