After some reading and reading I have just a couple of questions before I start my parts search. It would appear elsalvadors method looks to be the most cost efficient. I'm thinking 02-03 CR250 triple clamps and forks and a CRFX wheel. I suppose (from my reading) that this will give me a 20mm offset, opposed to the XRL's 18mm and the newer CRF clamps will yield around 24mm offset and making the bike turn more sluggishly. Fork length varies with year too from what I gather, but I have not read about what is what or which forks have the most desirable length for the swap and sharp handling, but I suppose the '02-03 CR250 length should be good. So my main questions are: Different clamps have better steering stops for the XRL from what I have read. What years allow for the steering stops to be used without modification and keep the lower offset? Would the CRF-X forks be better for woods/trails vise the CR forks? Lastly, will the different triples allow for the use of the XR400 oil cooler on the XRL?