I have not been here in a long time bikes have all been good. Until my newest addition. I thought this was going to be something like a 450R with lights and wide-ratio gears. I took it out this weekend with a friend, and his 03 CRF450R. I rode mine and then rode is R. No comparision in the trails, the stock R took the hard whoops like cake, the torque of the R was more to my type of riding. My X beat me up on the whoops trying to hang on drained me fast. His bike I could fly right across the tops of the whoops with minimal strain or forearm pump. What really got me was when we hit a kinda flat pit and I grabbed a handful of throttle in fourth gear and it stood straight up with ease. My X would gently pull harder in the same given situation. My X feels and sounds like it is hitting a race bike rev limiter. No kind of holeshot mid or top end with good throttle response. I was ready to list my bike for sale today. And try and find a R. But my bike is in pristine condition. I want to try some mods but don't have a clue where to start from stock. I want to do the modes that will get the cheapest fastest results for torque. Today I heard of a guy who switched cams from a R and a slip on and races supercross (TK Manchester Honda) I couldn't reach him by phone. I searched alot of threads here not much on getting torque. Stupid Question is the fuel screw the idle screw? Only other screw on the carb I see is the bowl drain screw. Never had a carb like this. I did a valve adjustment intake were good exhaust needed alittle bigger shims. Spark plug had a very small amount of rust color to the tip of the plug. Very little, other wise pretty good looking. Time are super tight here four days after Christmas, work is slow. I need to find out if this bike can deliver torque for like cost of cam and a slip on. I can't afford much more. Hope everyones Christmas was good. I liked the videos of the X in the snow.