Charlieb brought the new bike out to the track (ET Motopark, Mesa Arizona) yesterday and invited me out for a test ride. It was awesome to say the least. I made a few carb and suspension adjustments and the blue beast came alive. A little richer pilot jet would of really helped on the jump faces but I forgot to bring out my parts box, didn't think I needed it. The over-40 button was very nice also. I don't really think it is necessary though with the new auto-decompression deal on the cam. The thing kicks over nicely and starts right up, kinda like a 250 2-smoker. Something else I could remove to save weight in the far future if I wanted, then again. Right out of the truck it felt comfortable. No bar or lever adjustments needed, and the tank/seat junction was perfect. I really didn't like the kick stand though. It gave me an uneasy feeling in the air. I have fairly big feet and my heal kept rubbing up against it an making me think about it. I really don't need a concentration breaker in mid-air. Sure is nice to not have to pick the bike up and put it on a stand at the truck though. I told a few people this including Charlie, and I mean it, the WR450 has the best stock suspension that I have ever ridden. I may not change the valving at all. I definitely need stiffer springs (6'-3", 220), but the action and balance of the legs felt perfect for me. It feels like what I have spent hundreds on in the past to obtain. Charlie asked who I should have do his suspension, and I said NOBODY. Don't give any body the chance to screw it up. I must of done 20-30 laps on that thing. A big thanks to Charlieb for letting me get my fix on his bike. I really want my bike now. I couldn't wait to get home and get in bed so I could dream about it. I was told that my bike finally showed up on the delivery schedule last week. So now I know it exists and it's in route. He told me Feb-5 at the latest. Exactly a week later than I need it to get it ready for this weekends race. I'm praying hard to the bike delivery gods to speed it up a little, but I think I'm just over hopefull.