A few years ago I passed my KTM 620 LC4 six day down to my son to play with. I kinda of thought i was over the dirt bike thing. Have no idea where that thought came from as I I started riding at a very early age, Raced moto cross for 7 years, spent the next half dozen years on xr 650's riding Baja along with a nice Cr5oo paddle tracker for the dunes. I bought the KTM as an attempt to find the perfect dual sport bike... It wasnt! At 300 plus lbs. it wasnt nimble at all but I must admit it was much better than the XR650s I had. The street was ok but it had to work pretty hard for long hwy cruising to get to the desert and other remote riding spots. So I decided to take a brake from bikes for awhile. Fast forward a few years and all my friends have gone full circle and making the SoCal desert scene again and well I got sucked back in... I am just finishing up some barter work for a very nice 09 YZ450f. I've read all about them and Im anticipating wonderful things out of this beast. Power to weight it is a bit heavier than the Honda Cr500 2 stroke that I had but the suspension is twice as good from what I hear. It is 100 lbs lighter than my KTM LC4 but with about the same suspension im gathering. This next weekend is the first trip out on it and Im wondering just what to expect? Im so amped up about this ride I feel like a little kid going to Disneyland for the first time. So you guys that have had other bikes and now ride the YZ what can I expect? Any quirks that this bike posesses that I need to know about? My plan is just to poke around on it the first day down there just to get aquainted with the new pony then see how she acts on the trails the second day... Advice, thoughts, anything I need to be thinking about?