I've had this bike for about 4 years. I know it is supposedly not the most suitable trail bike, but I will probably stick with it since I occasionally ride in the sand in Oregon and need the power. I live in BC and all the trails around here are technical. Looking to spend under $1000. My biggest frustration is stalling in first... First gear is high and through technical sections I am slipping the clutch continuously to avoid doing so as much as possible. Possible fixes: -Rekluse -High ratio transmission -Sprockets -Flywheel weights Second frustration is overheating through technical sections, especially if I get stuck and need to take a second try. This is improving as I am getting faster, but still an issue I face. -Adding a coolant catch tank -Higher pressure cap? As a former downhill mountain biker, I've never liked the foot brake on off road bikes during technical descents. I don't understand how to get any sort of finesse with it while being jostled around over roots, rocks, and logs. -Thinking a LHRB would be very advantageous Here is what I am thinking: Purchasing a used recluse clutch, solving my stalling problem. I think this will also improve my overheating issues: while manually slipping the clutch, I have to use a higher than necessary rpm to allow some margin for error as I get smashed around. The rekluse stall rpm could be set lower since it reacts to any bogging instantly, generating less heat in both engine and clutch. I hope to avoid using the clutch at all, and installing a LHRB.