First i would like to thank everybody on this site for all the extremely helpful information! I recently bought a 2005 YZ250 with very low hours, clean stock bike. I plan on riding woods style riding and little motocross - i would consider myself a competitive C rider (170lbs) First ride i noticed the front forks were very harsh and bouncy, deflecting off everything, front end felt very light as well. I tried different compression settings and rebound and nothing helped. I have read that the 05 forks are the main problem on these bikes and everything else is golden. What i have read that could cure this: - 22 mm offset clamps or lowering forks in stock clamps. - Buying 06+ SSS Forks - Having a re-valve done - spoke with a guy at factory connection today and he said he could make them better but they would never be as good as the SSS forks. - I also have a GPR V4 Damper i would like to install but it seems that i have to buy specific upper clamps to use the damper ( which are not offset) All in all it seems like a lot of work and money just to make the bike feel safe and more smoother. Im not looking for a factory suspension or anything like that. Just something that i can hang onto in the woods. I currently have stock KTM suspension and a RM125 (both stock) and they ride sooooo much better. I do love the power of the yz250 though (: Any insight? Any help is great appreciated! thanks!