After 2 years of ownership - and 6 years total riding- and plenty of km's I tried a couple of Enduro's recently on my 2005 WR (I never bought it with the intention of racing) that have soured my opinion of the bike! To be fair it was a pretty tight course and not the WR's best habitat but even so, I was dissapointed. I have plenty of mods done including Pro-action fork rebuild, the rekluse axle (set for max offset) and forks slide 10mm up the clamps for better turning along with a new Bridgestone 401 front tyre, but even then I was really struggling in the tighter stuff to get it to turn quickly - forget about trying to ride smoothly, I was having to throw it round while the other bikes - mainly 250's -were cruising away from me. No matter how many mods or money is thrown at it I'm now of the opinion its not really possible to get it to turn quickly enough to compete with smaller bikes on tight courses. Just for comparison I rode my mates KTM250exc just afterward, I was shocked at how well this thing handles! Any comments? All you WR diehards don't get too excited!