Thought I'd post here as this seems to be a more trail oriented forum. I've been trail riding / wrenching 18 years. I'm coming from a 1988 XR250r and the YZ400F I bought is too much bike. Price was irresistable... I couldn't buy a similar XR for that cheap. I prefer single track goat trails, hare scrambles, trials sections here in Central VA. The YZF does not. It is more of a a drage race MX special with an on off switch. I've dropped 2 teeth up front (Need to drop a few in the rear). What gearing works best for VA's super tight woods? I'm also thinking of changing to WR timing on the exhaust cam... Is this an effective mod to tame the abrupt surge of power and reduce stalling in those nasty rock strown creek beds. Currently I've got to chop the throttle just to make turns. The power is scarry fun but lots of work, and makes for short rides in the tight woods. I've picked up a Baja Designs kit off of Ebay (CR450F). Hope to get the E-line stator kit for the YZF and with it the added benifits of the E-line stator weight. Soon as I can get the money right, that thing is expensive... Can anyone share their set up? What works? Will this killer MX bike ever compare to the great trail scooters? Selling it and picking up a WR450/250F has crossed my mind.