After a month of scanning craigslist I finally got my first bike,its a 2003 Ktm 250 sx. The bike has 40 hours on it,The old guy I bought it from bought it new for trail riding and had a stroke so he no longer rides. i did my home work and went over everything and shes near new. starts first kick from cold no seals leaking and motor sounds good to me. alot more power then i expected from a dirt bike. i only have a few concerns,im new to 2 strokes so what are bad noises to listen for? i just dont know what im looking for. The other thing is that the clutch seems to drag, its hard to start in gear and lurches a bit. it also stalls when in gear sitting, if i put it in nutral it will idle fine but not in gear. i also feel drag when clutch is in and im pushing the bike in gear. stabal was used in the tanks and it has been in his storage unit for 4 years. i drained everything in the tank befor running and used fresh gas but i bet the carbs need a clean. normally the clutch would be a no brainer but this bike has a hydrolic clutch. Thanks guys and Im glad to be part of the community.