Jeez I'm itching to get another XT. My first ever bike, took it from Joburg to CT then up to Cairo in '97. Well, Uganda is as far as I got.
After modding for trip and about 4000km of travelling later (standing on dock in Dar es Salam waiting for ferry to Zanzibar.
Loved that bike - although if I get another I do 12V electrics 'cause the headlights were kak, and disc brakes because those drums were just useless.