I had to sell my 05 WR 450 about 7 years ago (had twin boys). About a month ago I bought an 01 KX 250. I haven't rode since I sold my bike, and its been close to 20 years since I've rode a 2 stroke. I couldn't afford to go back to a four stroke. Well the problem I'm having is the bike just doesn't seem to have the power it should (see below for details of bike). My cousin has the same bike except its all stock. While we were riding last night we got on a flat section, we both cracked em, and he was basicly toying with me, I couldn't touch him. The 2 things that are most noticable are 1. When rapped out and you shift from 1st to 2nd you have to imediatley shift to 3rd because your already rapped out in 2nd as well. 2. Top end when I'm rapped out in 5th he is still walking away from me. Bike set up. 2001 KX 250 Topend done within 10hrs Pro Circuit Platinum pipe FMF Shorty Silencer VForce 3 reeds Port and Polished by LA Sleeve 14/49 sprockets Any comments or concerns are greatly appreciated. It just seems I should have more power than I do, or is this what I get with this setup?