I've got an 82 XL500R.....paid $900 for it two years ago in mint condition. I love it! I hadn't ridden a dual sport in about 20 years ...and dayum! I forgot how much fun they are! I run Kenda 761's on it and it will handle the mountain roads up here like a roadracer! All kinds of torque and best of all.....it was CHEAP!!! For 500$....go for it!!