It's actually been 6 months since I got my 636, beautiful and superb machine. But I actually sometimes miss my ex500.....is that normal? I think I saw it the other day when I was riding home. Brought me memories when I first rode got the bike in the beginning of 2002. Anyway I know that there are actually a few of you out there that started riding on a 250 or a 500 before getting something bigger. Well this is all for now. I just wanted to share that thought. Peace.