If you guys have been keeping up with my story you would know that I intended on getting the 250F. That changed Saturday (yesterday) when I walked into the dealership I had my name on the list with. They had a YZ 450 sitting on the showroom floor that was not spoken for yet. I immediatly fell in love and I told the guy I was going to leave to kind of stew on it a while. My bro and I came to the conclusion that the 450 is probably a better choice for me considering I weigh about 195 in the buff. I had ridden his 01 426 and I loved it but it weighed to much for my liking. When I sat on the 450 and shifted it back and forth it felt like my CR 250 and I couldn't believe it. That's what sealed the deal for me. When we got it to my brothers house (I live 3 hours south of him and we were just visiting) I obviously had to start it and cruise it down the street. First thing I noticed was the seat tank juncture was almost flat. To start it I had to give it about 10 good rips because it was flooded because on the way from the dealer we started smelling fuel because the petcock was turned on and we were making some sharp turns. Once I got it lit and a little warmed up I took some passes down the road to see what it had. DAMN!!!! It was fast and smoothe. It didn't feel very abrupt like my bros 426. Then my bro rode it and said that it felt faster than his 426 so we did a comparison and sure enough the 426 felt slower. His is stock except for a White Bros exhaust (stock head pipe). The hot start trigger is killer. Just hold it in with your index finger and give it a rip. The next day (today) I wanted to see how it would start completely cold and not flooded. Choke out and one kick she lit. Then later in the day I was effin around and tried to start it cold again with my hand. About 4 pumps of the arm and she came to life. I could not believe how easy it starts. Now I can't wait to take it to the track. The problem is that when my wife and I jumped in the car to go up north 3 hrs we did not intend on buying this bike so we did not bring my truck. Now I have to wait untill the 19th when my bro and his family comes down to visit. He promised he would not take it out and cristen it untill he brought it down to me and I had a chance.