Hi Guys Old school racer from the Cali glory days, from OC, been living/teaching in Thailand last 15 yrs, now teaching on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico! Had a pretty tricked out L in Thailand, but left it there-enclosed a pic if anyone cares! Was thinking of a 450X now thinking seriously of 650R, 2000-2007(is there much diff between the years?). Looking on CL in So Cal for a good one(its all relative). My hope is still good in the dirt but it will be an everyday ride and ADV for exploring Mexico, as I did with my L. Having a auto is not really a priority! Feel free to input things to look for or anything to make it better-I am in the process of combing thru ALL the postings. Q-anyone do a Rekluse or auto clutch, modding the engine for long term reliability(SS valves, oil cooler, elect. starter, etc.), just a few examples. Reliability is number 1! Don't think me a dweeb if I post questions for some of your posts, just getting up to speed! Any L q's feel free to ask. Thx guys!