Let me start by saying i've never owned a 2 stroke or a dirtbike for that matter. I've ridden 600CC sportbikes in the past. Also I got this bike on a trade so i didn't really pick it or shop for it but ended up with it and I'm not big into buying selling but like tinkering so i think i'm gonna try to turn it into something fun for around here. I don't really have a desire for a dirt-only bike but i do live out in the country on a dirt road that ranges from deep mud to snow to ice to gravel depending on the time of year. I wouldn't mind a bike to ride around these back roads, ride on the property and maybe cruise down the mountain into town with. From the little I've read, folks were saying it's not worth trying to turn a CR250 into a dualsport but what the hell? Worst case scenario i learn something about 2 strokes and dirt bikes and resell it as a registered dualsport for at least what i have into it. I like it cause my wife wants to ride it as well and as a 250 it's light enough for her to handle and feel comfortable on. Also it's got plenty of power and just looks pretty badass. The bike is a 1997 CR250R bored out to 277CC with upgraded front and rear disks and came with two extra rear sprokets, some extra fairings I don't know if anything else is non-stock but it seems to run good and i got it for the equivalent of $1250 or so in stuff i didn't need/want. I got lots of questions but I'll start with the basics. 1. As a general question, what would you guys suggest i do to it to get it street/dirt road ready? 2. Are there quieter mufflers for these things available? From the little i've ridden it (just got it today) it's got tons of power so i have no problem sacrificing some to quiet it down a bit. 3. What's a good all around tire for them considering it'll see an equal amount of dirt, packed snow and asphalt? or should i not even consider riding in packed snow? 4. There seems to be a good amount of dualsport kits with all sorts of different lens and bulb types. Any better or worse? Thanks for any advice or suggestions guys, hope to learn a lot here.