I am looking for a plated ............ (fill in the blank) for local rides, and today I tried out a '99 WR400. It had been uncorked, fmf bomb/Q2, and a fresh valve train. I was suprised to find that while it runs very clean down low, It had a hard time pulling in the low and mid range: it really needed to rev out to pull each gear. And it was geared very low (55mph tops). I suspect a worn piston/rings, as it had no decelleration resistance when the throttle was backed off (unlike my Honda CRF). Is this basically the nature of the 400: a bit revy, and about 36 hp? That's what it felt like (compared to my uncorked DRZ 400). I'm asking because I like the way the WR's handle the really tight trails, and there are several plated ones around here to look at.