I am considering buying a 02 WR 426. I currently ride a YZ250, which is a good bike. I mostly ride in the desert and I am looking for a bike with great performance, raceability and the ability to ride wth my kids. After reading some of the posts, I am confused about something. All the magazines say the WR426 is a rocket ship, but all I read in the discussions is what you have to do to it to make it run right. I see the point of taking the air box lid off, doing the throttle stop, taking the plug out of the exhaust pipe. I guess my question is, are the magazines wrong in their praise of the WR426? Maybe a YZF is better, since everyone tries to make a WR like a YZF.