Well, it has been approximately 5 years since i have owned anything ATV related. I went to the AMA Supercross race in Tampa a few weeks ago and absolutely HAD to buy a bike after watching the races. I have always wanted a smoker and conveniently, a family member of my girlfriend had a 2001 KX250 sitting in the garage. It was difficult to start as it had been sitting for months, needed a few small repairs, but had great compression. I negotiated him down to $1300. Got the bike home, opened up the carb, drained the fuel and coolant. Cleaned it up, put it back together and bought some fresh fuel. It started cold on the second kick... Awesome. It was a first kick start every each time after warm. I took it for its very first ride and I am absolutely thrilled. There truly is no feeling quite like the mid throttle hit of a two stroke. Needless to say, i have a lot of practice and learning to do but i am absolutely hooked.