First post here; great board! Anyway, I'm just beginning to restore an '86 XR250. I'll probably have lots of questions as I go from the ground up w/ this thing. One quick question. I thought I saw someone post that there is a mod to eliminate the decompression lever. Anyone? Anyone have any recommendations for a rear shock? The stocker's piston has pitted (result of the bike being left outside for XX years untouched...) so I'll be replacing it. I'm gonna check out some more posts in the forum, but I hope you guys have some good advice! I'll give updates as I go w/ the rebuilding. Thanks.