After a long debate between the R and the L, I just bought a 01' 650 L to replace my plated WR 426(I have a KTM 200 for the woods).I decided that I will be riding long highway trips to find the perfect fire roads(Mexico, here I come!) and the L would suite me better.The price was right and it had already had some good mods done. I spent some time on it this last weekend on some nasty fire roads, and I must admit that I am impressed with this bike and the 10 year old technology.The power is adequate(uncorked) and the suspension was quite good considering the weight.I think it serves it's purpose well. It can cruise the highway at 75 and handle fireroads at a fairly aggressive pace.I think it is a good compromise between a KLR and something more dirt oriented.I have always been fond of high torque motors at lower rpm's. It reminds me of the powerband of my old 2 valve Ducatis.I'm ready to put some miles on this thing! It has been uncorked and de-smogged,FMF pipe,Uni filter, and seems to be jetted correctly.What else do you guys recommend to get a little more power? (I will miss the 3rd and 4th gear wheelies from my Yamaha). Edelbrock carb and a Hotcam? Bigbore kit? I do not want to sacrifice reliability at all. I would appreciate everyones feedback on what works best for them. Cheers, let's ride!