OK, don't laugh. I decided to keep the XR and put a W.E.R. suspension on it and 280 kit.
My only problem with the bike is the suspension sucks and it needs a little more power.
Even though the KTM 200 I test rode was a POS, I realize that the bike has TOO much power and I will likely hurt myself. I am 50 and self employed so I got to be somewhat careful.
The XR is not as bad as you guys think. My friend has a stock CRF250X (no wires cut) and a drag race is pretty even. He gets me off the line, but he does not pull me after that.
The trails i ride (Brushey Mountain mainly), do not require a huge amount of power anyway.
I have all the Gordon mods done to my bike.
I decided I would rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow and it will be fun seeing the incremental improvements in the bike.
I can always try the 200 later.
I appreciate everybody's responses.