I have an 03 and i broke my case using the kick start!!! What happened was that my starter would'nt turn the motor over so i thought i'll just use my trusty little kickstarter,so i kicked over one time and it kicked back so hard it blew a hole in the back side of the kick start mound!! What the ****!!Well the cheep fix was to have the case welded.The kick start stop faled . Yamaha
said that my idle was to low,what a crock of shit.This bike came with a shit starting system and crappy cases.And after that got fixed i did the 04 fix when i noticed that the side cover on the starter side was cracked on the in side,then after i fixxed that the starter clutch went out,fixxed that and all is well for now!!! cross my fingers but leave one up for yamaha.
.The middle one