Since their skid about at Perris, Bill Biltwell and co have made a unanimous discussion to get dirt track bikes and go (more) crazy...BP
Thanks for your info help! I just nabbed this XT on VFT [always has interesting pedigree for sale], about five hours away for $2k. Gonna go pick it up Saturday. I can do tail section and glass tank right away and then grow into some more mods like better fork etc down the road. This at least gets me on the track.
The small ad claims: 'high performance engine, dual oil-feed, new Mikuni carb. Race-ready. Won the Sacramento Mile Vintage Class a few years ago'