I have a 1998 XR200R that I bought basically brand new from a guy in 1999. It was my first bike and I still have it today. I even rode it in a few harescrambles years ago and finished in the top ten every time, even against "big modern" race bikes and the like. The bike isn't very fast, but as you know, it's a tractor and the worse the terrain gets, the better the bike is. Now I'm a bit older (32) and decided recently that I want to give the bike a little overhaul and run it in a few harescrambles in 2018. I have a KDX200 as a second bike and love it, but I've always felt more comfortable on the XR and like the power delivery better. I will never get rid of the XR. It is, however, in need of a little overhaul. The bike is stock except for a Supertrapp silencer. It was taken to a shop in the early 2000s for a tune up and the valves were "checked" and were in spec then. It still has a stock front tire today haha. The bike starts in four or less kicks, but I want to freshen the motor up, new plastics, tires, brake shoes and do something with the suspension. It still has stock everything internal. As far as the motor goes, I plan on just a piston, rings, and adjusting valves and replacing timing chain for safe measure. I was also planning on possibly either just adding heavier fork oil, or sending the forks to Race Tech. Has anyone ever dealt with Race Tech? The rear spring seems "ok" still, but could be a tad stiffer. Compared to the KDX, the suspension is the biggest downfall to the XR, but the lower height and light weight and power delivery are better IMO. Thanks for any replies. I can't wait to see the look on their faces when the ol' trail bike with drum brakes shows up to the start.