Finally, after doing all of the mods I can say that my bike is hitting it's potential. The icing on the cake was getting the suspension dialed in this past weekend, what a huge difference it made. Rode a six mile long GP track and and had a blast. And my WR450 was soooo much easier to ride and go fast on than my friends KTM SX250 and even easier to handle (and obviously faster) than my old IT200. I rode a CRF250X which I was thinking about getting and all I can say is thank God I got the WR450. I'm not a very good rider at all but I can tell this bike is going to help me step up my game. Thanks for all of the help here on TT, what a great site!