Hey everyone! Name's Jesse, I'm fairly new to dirtbiking in General. I bought a turd of a 1982 XR250 from a friend, ghetto rigged a bunch of parts onto it, welded shit onto it, and made it somewhat legitimate. I rode it for a few months, enjoyed myself, but quickly grew past the crappy suspension, and the low power. It got to the point where I was riding as fast as the bike really could go, and occasionally beyond it's capabilities as I'd get thrown off by terrain the suspension couldn't take. I even had the suspension rebuilt, and it just wasn't going to work like it aught to. Oh yeah, and don't forget it's 300lb+ weight, and it's horrible rear drum brake! So yeah, I came into some money as some doucherino backed into my sport bike. I got a nice new job at the same time too, so I decided to treat myself! 1999 YAMAHA WR400... that is somehow plated despite being questionably street legal, and still kick start! It's in pretty good shape. Now that all the work is done it starts pretty easy, and once it's warmed up it starts first kick with NO problem! BOOYA! Even when cold it starts first or second kick! The beast hasn't had a ton of hours despite being dual sported, and it feels really nice and plush! Anyways, despite it being plated, and possibly street legal, I won't be dual sporting it. It'll eat through legitimate dirt tires, and I've never heard a seasoned rider do anything other than scoff at dual sport anything for hard trail use. Sorry guys! It's for the best anyways, as you really gotta run this bike out to redline to do safe highway speeds, and it's just not meant to handle at those speeds! So yeah, gobs of plush suspension, plenty of tractor like power, no mean nasty power band, decently light weight (270 completely full of all fluids)... this is a trail bike to help me progress into some better riding! It feels great, it's a good bike, and I'm looking forward to rallying it! I've done a bunch of research thus far on the beast via this forum, but here's a few random notes about the work required thus far and what not: 1- The thing was horrible off of idle, but not entirely a bog like described. Cleaning the carbs all the way out and cleaning the pilot jet made an immense difference however! 2- All of a sudden the damn thing started flooding and dumping fuel. Not sure what happened as we hadn't messed around with anything near the carbs... but yeah it dumped a good cup of gasoline! What the heck? Cleaning the carbs and setting the float bowl higher seemed to help, and it now starts at least. It's still not ultra happy, but it's alive! 3- General maintenance was abound! Ultra dirt air filter (but oiled previously), chain ungodly tight (guy had no idea that tightening a chain didn't mean taunt). Oil appears recent and good! 4- Needs a new rear tire. It has a chewed through dual sport tire that is mostly street oriented. 5- It has an aftermarket pumper thinger on the bottom of the bowl! It has a white brothers exhaust that is super trapp style. It was ungodly loud, but taking it down to less plates helped notably. It's still probably right at the 99db limit, if not above it 6- Suspension, while still nice, seems to have a bit much rebound on the front. Perhaps the oil is shot? What's the procedure for changing the oil on these beasts? Anyways... it appears pretty good! I'm enjoying it thus far! I'm hoping to hit the trails this weekend and give it a real test!