Great to see so many other XTers on this site! I have an 04 that I have added handguards, bigger footpegs (highly recommended), rejetted the carb and drilled the exhaust. I'd love to get a new exhaust and want to get the probillet rack for it.
Its a great bike! At 5'5" I can stand flat footed with it, its light, fairly inexpensive to buy/repair compared to a lot of other bikes and has made a big difference for a beginner-intermediate like me!
Hope to hear from more owners!