Hello all...it has been a long while since I've been here...and an even longer time since I've been in the dirt. Here's the background. When I rode frequently it was on an IT200 and a KDX200 in the woods of Michigan as a 165 lb teenager. I'm now in my late forties, 225 lbs, in Central Texas, with a son who is zipping on pee-wee moto tracks on a JR50 I rebuilt for him. Good excuse for me to abandon the street and get back into the dirt. I have the budget for only one bike, and I'm looking for the following characteristics. Tame enough to be able to cow-poke on trails with my kids on family weekends without the bike feeling frustrated (the reason I don't like my FZ1 in the city...it is meant to GO and hates restrained riding) Serious enough when ridden with purpose/aggression that I can run vet-class hare scrambles or 40+ motocross competitively without destroying the bike All-day comfortable if I end up on an all-day ride in West Texas Maintainable by a garage mechanic at reasonable cost...looking to avoid four-stroke top ends with shim-under-buckets and titanium valves every 15 hours classic two-stroke power curves preferred, but the right four-stroke would be fine Available on the used market at a reasonable price (under 3K in good condition) Made in the last 10 years to ensure good parts availability and aftermarket support...I had a '92 KDX250 that got sold when worn powervalve replacement barrels were no longer available Basically, I think I might love an RMX250 or properly set up KDX200, but the newest of those are 12-15 years old. I'd also consider an XR400 or KLX300, but the age thing for support and wear comes into play. Newer four-strokes seem to be maintenance hand-grenades by comparison to the pre-YZ400 four-bangers. Converted motocrossers are probably too high strung to ride with the family. Since I'm building/buying bikes for the family, I can't afford the latest from Beta/KTM/Husky, etc... So, what is out there that would fit the bill in your collective opinions?