"Finding the Sport was pure coincidence. I wasn't looking for one-I got sucked in. It was just another Sunday morning. I had my usual cup of black coffee in hand, and was randomly scanning Craigslist. I saw: 'Vintage Duc. Engine kind of runs. Needs lots of TLC.' The 3-hour round-trip drive was a minor roadblock once I set my sights on her. Three months and $2000 in repairs later, it was ready for the road. The 500 GTL is the last bike I've purchased. She's a temperamental, high-maintenance machine. Sourcing parts can take months, but I'm not complaining. Finding a mechanic who's dedicated and vested into Ducs, and crazy enough to lay hands on a 500 Sport is tricky. Fortunately, I know of two in San Francisco! I've seen photos of other 500s online, but have never seen another one on the road.