Hi everyone. I just picked up a 2004 wr450f this afternoon, took it for a test ride, everything was ok so I bought it. I rode it home and stopped part way home to talk to my wife as she was following in our car . I turned the bike off, had a two minute chat then went to restart the bike (kick starting it) gave it one kick and heard a cracking sound. Thought if was a bit strange and went to kick it again and the kick start was stuck. I then towed it home the last five kilometers and then had a look at it. Starter motor was smashed off its mounts hole in crankcase and bottom of barrel. The conrod appears to be stuffed also. Has anybody else ever have this happen to them. The engines dead, I owned the bike for less than an hour and I'm not real bloody impressed. Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on my problem.