I first bought a TW200 for desert exploration and before i could get a motorcycle carrier on the back of my sprinter van i found out about the "Trans American Trail" while drinking one night and google searching "Dirt Roads Across America". I then discovered Big Dog's website and GPS Kevin's website and realized a WR250R was what i really needed. I'm 55 years old and retired, I put over 200,000 miles on street bikes in my youth by not getting a license for a car until i was 28 years old and my government job required it. Then came the house and daughter's and the Harley was sold for a down payment on a little pink house. that was 18 years ago, girls are almost grown up, I'm retired and i just discovered theres a thing called adventure riding and a bunch of old guys tearing up the country on dirt roads with something they call GPS? So i drove half way to los angeles and picked me up a 2008 WR250R with 1,800 miles. I'm in the process of getting a list together of gear and stuff i will need to outfit the bike for long distance adventure riding. I pulled the covers off the bike today and noticed the air box has been modified (holes Drilled in cover)and what looks like a K&N filter. The exhuast cables to the EXPUT are zip-tyed to the frame as well. Its got a steering stabilizer and fat Renthal bars. stainless steel brakelines, smaller aftermarket turnsignals and brake light, Bark-Busters and a horn that sounds like a vespa. It also came with a DRD exhaust in a box, its currently running the stock exhaust. I don't know shit about dirt riding but i'm sure i will figure it out. I can't understand why it doesn't have a tach? I'm impressed with the 6 speed gear box and fuel injection, but For the life of me i cant find the friggin petcock on this beast. I plan to get some dirt time in and head out to explore the entire South west of this country and Baja before i do the "BIG DIRT NAP".