Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my WR immensely, and I do not like to be a trouble maker. The bike is not for sale. Even though the wife supports my love for bikes, she is a little miffed though. I have a 96 Sentra that works good, an 87 snowblower that works good and a 1970's or 80's Lawn Boy that works good. But the new Yammie with 540km's let me down. And i try to take a lot better care of it than anything else i have. I just got a $1409Can. bill to get my bike back and I don't think a proper design was done on the valve cover breather hose. Hondas have a design that will not allow the valve cover breather hose to suck up water and grit, and I understand a lot of owners reroute theirs into the airbox or at least "T" it. I remember when I bought the bike I asked the salesman if there was anything I needed to know about this particular machine and he said, "I don't know much about them bikes." I should have ran then. This is my 11th bike and I have never had a major problem with any of them. Anyway, I go offroading with CRF's mostly but i wanted to be different and bought blue.One day I was stuck in some mud and water up to the footpegs. Since my e-start rarely works anyway (due to my Baja Designs kit I suspect, even though it has a low wattage light bulb in it) I kicked and kicked and kicked until I got it going, I'd say 30 kicks (3 sets of ten, I didn't want to have a heart attack, i'm 44). I didn't suspect anything, kept ripping around and then the top end started making some bad noises close to home. I had new synthetic oil in it and checked it before I left, no problem. When i checked it when I got home the oil was not showing on the dipstick! To make a long story short, the oil strainer inside had too much crud in it to allow oil to flow smoothly. A tear down later and new rings and a YZ cam later (I needed an exhaust cam anyway I was told, and the YZ cam was $50 cheaper and I intended to put one in eventually sometime) and a good month of shop time and I am back in business. It feels great to have the bike back, but I feel Yamaha could have had a better design of that hose. The shop obviously doesn't think so since it is not "T"ed or re-routed even though I mentioned it. P.S. I will swear on the bible that grit didn't come in the airbox since the air filter was clean. I don't know what to do.