Long-time lurker, first-time poster. Looking for opinions. I presently own a 2000 wr400 and a 2004 DRZ400, and (of course) the obligatory CRF100 “for the wife.” The WR is almost bone stock (just the free mods, and an 07 FCR-39 with remote hot start.) So here’s where I’m at… the forks on the WR are due for a rebuild, and after reading a ton of posts on suspension, I’ve decided to tune the front and rear suspension for my weight (about 215 without gear.) In looking into this, it’s going to cost me about a grand to do everything I want to do (correctly.) I’ve always loved the WR, with one exception… getting stuck on a rutted-out hill, screwing with the compression release, and trying to get a good kick in to get the bike started again… pain in the ass! So here’s my conundrum—should I spend the money on the WR400 suspension, slap the auto-decompress cam in, and keep the bike for a few more years, or get a wr450 (thinking 07 – 09) and spend the money on setting it up correctly? Definitely not going to set the DRZ up as a “capable” dirt bike… I picked it up as a basket-case to use it for dual-sport riding (LA-Barstow-Vegas style,) and that’s how I’ve built it. For reference - I live in AZ, and like single-track, trails, and forest riding. Thanks!