Finally, I got the 426 out for a spin. I took it to a very tight supercross track. I must admit, the first 5 laps, I was really questioning my decision to buy a thumper. After so many years on 2smokes, this was like learning to ride all over again. After 5 laps, I was bummed. I don't remember stalling so much. I was having the most trouble with it's inability to freewheel. This bike doesn't chug. It's traction also threw me for a loop. Too much throttle launches the front wheel. It just makes power in such a different way - lots of power. Or maybe it was the fact that it just puts it's power down. That's probably it. I over jumped this 40ft tabletop that's just out of a corner - I wasn't trying to clear it yet. Anyway, I just kept with it and was actually pleased with my progress. I had no problem starting it and the weight wasn't an issue (unless you stall). The best part was I rode the entire track in 2nd gear - this was a very tight track. My buddy was there with his 00'CR250 and couldn't beleive that the 426 could charge out of the corners and rip down the straight in the same gear. Roll on the throttle from the inside line and clear the 40' table. All in 2nd. I still have a huge learning curve ahead of me, but felt much better at the end of the day. I'd like to thank you all for the advise and all the suggestions. Turning up the idle made a huge difference. Holding the clutch in during warm up also worked like a charm. The real test is this Wednesday. I'll be going to Diamondback Moto - 2 mile laps and plenty of jumps. Watch - now that I said that, it'll pour. Anyway, thanks. Odie.