I posted last week after my 1st real off road ride on my XR600 and I did not like it. We rode 35 miles and I loved it on the powerline runs and open stuff, but we got into typical Oregon tight terrain, and I struggled. Well, I went out again yersterday, and had a better time. Same type of terrain, but I just left it in 2nd gear and lugged through all the tight stuff which worked better than lurching in 1st. I rode my buddies WR250 for a while and that is definitely a no go. I didnt like the twitchy little bike in the open stuff. I need advice on how to make my bike a little more friendly for the tight woods. Here is what I am thinking: 1) Put on a stock tank rather than my huge, wide Clarke desert tank 2) Gripper seat for better control 3) Wide pegs- always helps I feel 4) 13/50 gearing over the current 13/48 5) Buy a WR450 Any input would be great. Any other suggestions would also be great. I hate to sell this bike because it is such a blast in the open terrain, and puts a smile on your face when pulling wheelies and sending a huge roost at your riding buddies. I have considered the WR426/450, but dont know that I would gain that much in weight loss and handling compared to reliability and price of a newer bike. I like that the XR starts everytime, and that you cant kill the motor, and it has more low end grunt than a bulldozer.