So I got a 08 WR450 3 months ago. I was thinking about getting a DRZ400 or maybe a WR250….But it had to be green sticker. It was going to be my first dirt bike since 1990. I went with the WR450 because I wanted a more “state of the art” bike. Mainly for the handling, suspension and I figured I’d never have to dump any money into power adders. Anyway, I figured I’d leave it stock. I rode it once, and beginning of the ride I was like, wow this is powerfull. Maybe too much bike. But by the end of the day, I thought it was OK. So I got the GYTR exhaust baffle. First ride, I was feeling maybe too much power, but by the end of the day it was OK. I rode it like that for a while. I pinned it a lot, but that was OK. I wanted more but wasn’t 100% sure how to go after it. so… I spent time reading thumper talk. So… then I did the grey wire and the throttle stop. And the first ride…I thought maybe I had made a mistake. But I liked it. And by the end of that trip I was comfortable. So for the next ride.. I installed the JD jet kit and took out the snorkel. Went for my first ride and thought WOW this is too much bike, I’m going to hurt myself. But by the end of the day I’m thinking about what kind of pipe and rear tire I should get.