I just picked up an 03 WR450 (still under warranty) and I'm glad I shopped around for a bike under warranty as I'm allready having problems. I took it out for my second ride today and started hearing a strange noise related to the kickstarter, like a grinding or mechanical tapping noise. If I touch the kickstarter and push it in, forward, or back while running it gets worse. 10 miles after that started while I was wheelying along the bike stopped upshifting in third. I downshifted into first to pull over and see what was wrong and realized after that I was stuck in first. I've searched the forums and see a few references to a known issue with a shifter pin coming loose in 00 400's but nothing about the problem with 450's. Anyone else heard of this? Does it need to go to the dealer or can I fix it myself easily? It won't cost me any money to take it to the dealer but it will cost me the day of riding i had planned for tomorrow so if it's easy to fix I'll just do it myself instead of giving it to the dealer and not seeing my new bike for two weeks.