You are doing something wrong dog. my experience is that when properly set-up, they are long lived and basically maintenance free.
Ya the 450 sxf is tempting...awesome bike for sure. I have always prefered the handling of a Yamaha over a KTM. The front wheel on a KTM is so tucked in and twichy, I just can't relax and trust the front end on those bikes. I also love how much cheaper the Yami parts are and how well they are built. KTM's are built really well too, but I would rather spend the time getting my Yami setup over setting up a KTM and then feeling scared everytime i shift it out of 1st. I've owned a few orange bikes over the years and have tryed almost everything to get them to feel more planted. I guess everybody has a kind of bike that just suites them better. With KTM's you really have to steer with the back wheel. With my Yami's I can get over the bars in rocky rolly turns and not worry about the front end washing or biting.
I find the Rekluse works awesome for my YZ, but the good always comes with the bad, this means more maintenance. I am always adjusting the cable tension and the plates wear out quick, twice as fast as stock setup. The oil is also contaminated much quicker...it's not really a big deal but, I don't normally replace my clutch pack until end of season on a thumper. With the rekluse, I am replacing clutch pack at least 2-3 times per season. The Rekluse does not eliminate stalls, it just reduces the frequency.
I really like this new WR, so I'm usually lurking and watching what you guys are doing and seeing how they are coming along before I seriously consider one.
Edited by YHGEORGE, April 28, 2012 - 09:05 AM.