Okay, I've got this shiny RM125 and I live in a teen infested neighborhood. A father (I don't have kids) and his son asked me about my bike, etc;. I felt like an idiot, because he was asking questions that I couldn't answer. But...the kid wants to get a bike, get involved with lessons, training and racing. I don'tknow the first thing so I led them to Thumpertalk to get answers. But, for my own knowledge - what is the process anyway??? How does one get a bike and dial it up for racing? I told him to get a 250F because that's what apparently is being raced and wins (I don't even know if it's true completely)....but....what's involved. You buy a bike at a store. What do you do with it? Do you mod it out? Are there restrictions on what you can and can't do? Where do I send this family to learn about it and get involved. I just bought my bike about a year ago just to get some lesiure riding on it and haven't even hit the track yet so I guess some of this info will be useful to me too. I don't want to compete, but would like to go through proper channels to learn, you know. It's embarassing when they see someone with a bike and I don't know jack really about the sport.