Hello, I'm looking for some advice on my first dirt bike purchase. A little info/background on me: I am 35 years old, 6-6, about 265ish lbs... I have a very limited amount of street riding time in the late 90's on a dual sport bike, (so I know the basics of clutch work, turning etc) but completely new to the dirt and recently took an off road class. I've been researching and learning as much as I can and from what I understand it's better to grow into power on a bike, vs have too much while learning the ropes of off road. Is this a good approach to take? I am on a budget and looking to spend around $2K for my first bike, then go from there. I want a lightweight bike to learn on riding trails then as my skills progress I can think about upgrading down the road. I know there will need to be mods made regardless of what bike I get.. ie: stiffer suspension, handlebar risers, possible footpeg adjustments, etc. I've been looking at Yamaha.. (Solid motors from what I understand and tend to be the biggest/tallest out of most off road bikes out there). I've looked at some WR's, but really like the YZ250F's which are in my price range. I know it's a race bike, but then again a lot of guys tweak them for trail riding too. I like the low weight and red sticker prices on used ones right now.. I know the YZ250's are pretty quick, but with my size would this work for me as a newbie? What are you thoughts/recommendations? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!