Just sold my '03 Yamaha YZ125 and am looking for a new bike. I'm 17 5'8" 150lbs and used the 125 for woods riding only. I consider myself an intermediate rider. I really didn't like the whole 2 stroke thing and the high maintenece of a race bike. I am looking for trail bikes and thought I had my mind set on a XR250R at a good price, but I stumbled upon a 2002 Yamaha WR426 and came here to get more info. What I want is a bullet-proof bike. I want to be able to go out on a ride, ride all day and not have to worry about anything failing. I don't want a high maintenece bike. I don't want to be checking valves and the pistion every X hrs. I just want something I can add gas, change the oil, clean the air filter and ride and have a blast. Is the Yamaha WR426 the bike for me?