dz, Just checked my VIN and it ends with 579. I too found out how exclusive this bike is only after purchasing.... but love her.
lang, how you doing? When I saw this post yesterday I couldn't remember how many you said had been made but figured you'd eventually provide the answer. I've been collecting a few more parts I'd like to replace and as soon as the weather turns too bad to ride I figure I'll get some work done. Took a spill on Hwy 101 recently but was almost at a stop so additional damage but someone knocked her over in a parking lot and dented the right heat shield. Still unable to find a luggage rack or crash bar available for her though.
things are good - I'm finishing up my xs650 hardtail project which is keeping me out of trouble. Yeah, I'm glad I saw this thread, I don't check in as regularly as I used to. This sort of info is pretty top secret, it was really a miracle that I found someone willing to look it up and actually tell me.