Ok Ive read a couple hundred threads now pertaining to this modification, I almost think I could do it in my sleep and I no way qualify as a mechanic. I'm just curious about this because I just bought my 03 a couple months ago, I talked to the previous owner the other day and he told me he never had this mod done. Seeing as this bike is an "03" and now over 2 yrs old with many hours on it (starts on 2 or 3 kicks, cold starting) every time and then fires right up every time with the e-start is it necessary to still do this mod, or is it possibly a later released 03 and not needed. Is this a problem that would have occurred fairly soon after purchasing the bike. The specs to my bike are listed in a previous post. Thanks, I'm hoping to squash my worries about this from the answers I receive, I either will quit worrying about it or get the parts and make the mod, just don't want to waste my money on something that isn't needed. Thanks.