I have recently removed the battery ext. from my 04 wr450, I like the way it handles now but for some reason it is harder to start with the kick starter then it was with the battery ext installed. Way? I live around Bend Or. And am always liking for new people to ride with. Give me some mail if you are interested in seeing the sites around Bend or if you would like to go for a skoot some were in Oregon. In my humble opinion Christmas valley kikes the krap out of the costal dunes.