1) yes, it's a 1998. It had 450 miles on it when we bought it, now has 750.
2) Indicators aren't actually required on motorcycles in Arizona, but if you don't have them then you HAVE to use arm signals. To dot our "I's" and cross our "T's" we put indicators on the back but not the front.
3) Aside from the headlights we needed brake lights, license plate illumination, horn, at least one mirror, indicators, and since they smog check bikes in this state we took it in to the dealer to get the carbs synched.
4) We saved all the original bodywork (didn't want to put holes in that beautiful stuff) so it now has race bodywork as well as street bodywork. Track bike? Hell YES! Laguna Seca on July 14th baby!!!
5) RobG, are you sure it was a 250 two stroke? California absolutely does not allow street legal two strokes. Maybe it was licensed somewhere else?
6) Billy, yeah the bike screams. The techs at the Aprilia shop said that out of all the RS250's they work on there, ours "goes like a raped ape." (direct quote). The headlights are actually from a KTM Duke and the mounts are PVC pipe. Buying the original headlight assembly was way too expensive so this was a cool, cheaper alternative.
7) JL, we have rock in our yard because it's a huge pain in the ass to keep grass alive in 115 degrees. I love it also because it's so low maintenance. Every month go out with weed killer for 20 minutes and it's done! We do have a bit of grass in the back yard but if it were up to me we'd get rid of that too.
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Brian also says thanks and see ya on the road!