In order to get good feedback I would like to give you a lot of information. I just started competing this this year. I did 3 harescrambles and 2 enduros. I learned a lot this summer and I'd say the last two races I finished closer to the middle of my class (40+, C). I'm a new dirt bike rider and am 40 years old, a little less then 200lbs. A lot of the riding in Minnesota is in the woods. Watching some of the guys race on their 250 2 strokes I'm amazed by the power. I'm racing a 2001 wr250F. In the woods and enduro's I know I don't need anymore power, but in the open sections and wider trails the power would be nice. Well, who am I kidding, extra power is just pretty damn cool. I've ridden a friends GasGas 200 2 stroke and the power delivery was easy to control, and I had a first great impression of 2 stroke power. The WR I have now has had some suspension work by the previous owner. I really like the suspension. So my thought is, buy a yz250 of a similar year and install the WR suspension on it. Keep an extra set of rims and part out what I don't need. My bike runs great. I'd like to get feedback on the differences in power between the two motors. It seems to me the 250f has really good low end power and doesn't seem to care if its revved low or high. I'm also worried the 250 2 stroke might have too much hit for woods riding at my speed. Right now I do a lot of rd2nd and 3 gear riding on my 250f with stock gearing. The lack of compression braking with the 2 stoke seems to help entering the corners. Any shared experience would be appreciated.