Long story short, bought the (1997) bike back recently after building it in 2000. The kids started riding GNCC and since we are there I started riding the 500 during adult practice. It’s beating me up, just raw power that is on or off. Stock suspension, steering is hard, it just wants to go straight. I am not looking to break records but is it worth pumping some money into it or just find a 450 and sell the 500? Thoughts and ideas welcomed.