I bought my WR450F after selling a KLR650 which was too top heavy and extremely difficult to lift up when I fell in the dirt.I like the idea of the DP bike. It really felt clumsey on the few cow trails I rode it on. I sold it and then looked at the DR400 had a deposit on one but the dealer jerked me around so I decided to go with the WR. I found one with very few miles (still has the new tire nubs from the mold) that had been traded in on a snowmobile in upper Utah. It's a 2003. I rode it once around the block decided it was too tall sent the rear shock out for shortening and lowered the forks about 1 1/2 after changing out the bars and bar bracket. I checked by the serial number and yes there is the punch mark meaning something had been done about the woodruff key. I've read on the forum that the 2003's have starter problems that are solved by using the 2004 parts. Gees I bought alot of parts and could put them on a 2004 and sell the 2003 if its really going to be a problem bike.I wanted to go out and explore dirt trails and hopefully do some of the continental divide. Can I get some opinions from you and suggestions. Should I sell it and move on to a more reliable year or fix the problems? If so will it ever be a stone reliable machine for long days on the trail? thank you.