Well I just got back from a 7 hour ride trip to Dallas to pick up a new 03 XR650R. I against the 450X and wanted to get the PIG. I had just enough time to put a few laps on it around the kids track I have at the house. Could only get into second on the 2 long straights. Only put on 3.5 miles, man am I out of shape. It has been 15 years since I have been on the dirt. So far I really like the bike and I am really glad I decided on it over the 450X. I can not wait to get it un-corked. I have the HRC baffle and the new upgraded needle, but they did not have the intake, the pilot jet, the main jets or the service manual. I guess if I can not locate them around Houston Tuesday I will place a order with Service Honda. I do have a question about the needle, it has a shouldered gold colored piece with the needle and clip. What is this? With out the manual I am at a little disadjantage. I have just started working on bikes again and there is a lot I do not remember or never knew when I was younger. I will also take any and all advice for a new PIG owner. I can not wait to get more time on it. I am sure I will get to tomorrow as soon as I fix a front flat tire on my sons bike and put new reeds in my daughters bike. To all of those that recommend the 650R, thanks a million. To those that did not, sorry but had to go with the biggest bike out there.