Okay, so I have read through many of the already open forums and I didn't find a complete answer anywhere, so I figured I would start my own thread. I am planning to run the Baja 1000, and be reasonably competitive and do it solo. I am 5'7", 165ish lbs, former motocross and hair scramble rider, but I haven't ridden much recently and I have some questions. First and foremost, which bike? Money is really kind of a nonissue, but I can't spend millions, so having a custom hand built bike done is out of the question. Because of the amount of mods, I am looking at the 09 lines. The YZ is out, mostly out of spite, partially because I have never liked a Yamaha. Top to bottom the list is the CRF450r, the RMZ450 and the KX450f. I always rode KX's but that was long enough ago that my oppinion is no longer valid. Which is most modifiable? Which is the best stock machine? Which is the best for my size? Etc, I am just looking for: other people who have ridden BAJA or GNCC type races and anyone who has ridden and raced multiple models of the same year bike. Things like bars, wheels, tires, suspension are a nonissue as most of them will either be raplaced or reworked. What I need is a good fit for my size and a good base motor and chasis. Look forward to hearing the oppinions. Thanks ya'll!