I've taken a couple rides on my '03 TT-R250 and I'm lovin it! I haven't had a bike for about 10 years and I forgot how much fun they are. Yesterday was my biggest ride yet, I went about 40 miles about ten of which were across open marsh/tundra. It was such a blast, most the time in the marsh I was in second gear because of the roughness of the terrain but the bike has a lot of power in second. If there was a real wet spot I could just slip the clutch a little, pick up the rev's and pop the clutch and the front tire would just lift on up and I'd cruise right through. Although about 15 minutes into my ride I managed to get water over both my tires and had to walk the bike out because the bog I was crossing was too soft on the bottom, it was actually more like a rice patty there. The worst part about this was that it was about 38 degrees out and the water had ice floaties in it. The next hour and a half were really cold... water inside my steel toe shoes and over halfway up my jeans. But hey I should be used to that right, I'm an Alaskan... Yeah Right! No matter how cold I was and how bad the pain when I started regaining feeling in my legs and feet, it was totally worth it. I'll do it again in a heartbeat if I get the chance. I really do need to get some riding boots though, I'm just asking for trouble with my low top work shoes. Anyways, I just wanted to share my first experiences out with you all. Attached are a few pics of my new toy: Click pictures for larger view. One more but only large size. Now on to the mods! I'm deffinately going for the air box and a little rejetting. Might uncork the stock exhaust but I really do like the noise levels right now.