I will soon be the proud owner of a new 06 450, so I'm trying to get together a list of necessary stuff for it. I don't ride MX hardly ever, mostly trails/desert. Here's what I'm thinking so far- Sparky- I really want a Thunder Alley, but the wait may be really long, so I'm debating on a White Brothers E2. What other sparkys are available for the 06, and what do people like? 96dB not required, but I don't want a screaming loud pipe. Skid- Works Connection Radiator braces- even necessary? I loved the WC braces on my 426, but it looks like the tank on the 450 protects the rads pretty well. Probably good insurance anyways. Bars- Windham Pro Tapers Handguards- Rally Pro's w/ triple clamp mounts or Cycra? I've had good luck with Rally Pro's in the past, but I've heard a lot of good about Cycra's stuff as well. Opinions? Chain- going to leave it alone until I figure out what gearing I want to run, then swap the whole set at once. Hourmeter- go with the simple Yamaha hour meter, or spring a few extra $ and get a Trail Tech computer? TM chain slider- had one on the 426, is it necessary on the 06 450? They are nice to have for insurance, but the $ might be better spent on something else. Is there anything else that is absolutely necessary for the 06? My wife, aka the boss, has OK'd the necessary expenses, little stuff like a fuel screw and anodized goodies will have to wait a little while Any suggestions/input are welcome.