I have an '08 which I bought in March. I have since jetted it twice, checked the valves, added aftermarket exhaust, added steering damper, change oil after every ride, clean air filter every ride, two rear tires, one front tire, added hand gaurds. I probably spend 1 hour of time per week working on the bike and 4-5 hours riding it. I would have bought another 2t if I didn't want to spend a lot of time maintaining my motorcycle. By the way I have a '98yz250, '01 kx500, '02 kx500, '05crf450x, and a '95dr350se. I do all the work on all of them and enjoy it.
Bolt on goodies and routine maintenance, including checking valve clearances is easy and I agree, fun to do.... report back when you have actually removed your cams to adj. valves or whatever... getting the cam timing spot on and re-installing the chain tensioner is a bitch:prof:
Simple jetting changes (other than the main) take 90 minutes MINIMUM, if you call that fun you are a sick puppy....
Nice collection of bikes:thumbsup: