just got my first ex 250 200 miles since 4pm and my but feels great thouroughly enjoyed my evening till the rain got a little to heavy all I can say is, is there any one interested in a ft 500 ascot. the ex will definitly be taking its place in my garage. nearly 3000 miles now less then a month after I got it.I added a sport touring windsheild from mike about 1000 ago very nice still get wind without that extra push against your chest. finaly got rid of that stock tire with a dunlop 401 it was cheap just needs to last while I burn off the front stock but it feels a lot better already. am now looking to upgrade the suspension and I will be about done working with nothing left to do but ride.