Has anyone seen the latest Dirt Bike Mag? They have an article on the XR650R and using XR's Only parts. It was kind of cool to see that after years of tests focusing mainly on the weight, that they are now stating what a great all around bike it is and that nothing comes close for high speed straffing. One thing in the article caught me off guard. They make a comment about the shifter being so flexy. Wha? I have never even thought about the shifter as it has always functioned perfectly. I have never read a post about the XR650R shifter pro or con. Another comment was made regarding the stock skid plate being silly and looking weird. Now, I have read posts here. SecretAtlas had a good post and like him and Team Honda, I feel the stock skid plate functions just fine. What's up with the "Elephant" reference and the Dumbo & little mouse reference? I think they must of huffed a 5 gal can of VP 4 Racing Fuel before they wrote this article! I would have thought that Dirt Bike of all people would have been plugged into Thumper Talk and know she ain't no elephant, baby...she's a PIG! A BIG RED PIG! Yah Pig, Yah, Yah!