After reading another post that I found in the general section on here of another rider with a YZ250 and a broken kick start axel, I started thinking that maybe we should be looking a replacing this part on our YZ’s at certain intervals as a preventative maintenance. It seems to be a very common problem I am starting to see, for me it’s the only problem I have ever had with my YZ250 that left me without a bike but it couldn’t have come at worse time, I was on a 2 day trip to a indoor track. So I had bit of money invested in the trip, hotel, fuel in the truck, meals out and first thing on the 2nd just after I signed and paid to ride pulled the bike out of the trailer and on the 3rd kick the kickstarter axel snapped, luckily I was there with a group so I just shared everyone else bike which was fun but not the same (06 KX125, brother’s 07 YZ250F, and a 08 KTM 250SX). I got off lucky too because I only had to replace the Axel I had no case damage but I have heard of a few guys needing to replace the outer case as well. It really has me thinking that we should maybe be replacing this part in some type of hourly schedule I would say around 80 to 100 mark maybe a bit more. But for some trail guys this breaking miles away from the truck would really cause some problems. I only ride mx but still its annoying and a outer case isn’t cheap. I was just wondering what other people are thinking on this issue. It seems to be a common issue on the YZ250’s lately and I also give it as warning to guys with YZ’s that have a few seasons of use on them.