This past weekend I acquired an '03 TTR125ER! I have street bikes and dual sports, but this is my first-ever true dirt bike. It was one that was hardly ridden and then put in storage, so it has its issues...thus the GREAT price I got it for. It is exceptionally clean, and when I scrubbed it and detailed it, it looks like new except for a few scratches. A new battery is on the way. But it does have the idling issue I'm reading about all over this forum. So hubby and I have to get to working on the carb and all the other suggestions I've read. I did cruise through our dirt alley and around the block, and am rather surprised at the guts the little thing has! I can't wait to get it running right and taking it on the mountain across the river from us. This will be uncharted territory for me! "Off-road" has meant gravel or rutted dirt roads on the dual sport for me. That's why I wanted a smaller, lightweight dirt bike to start. I think I've made a good choice!