I sent this guy an email regarding the WR450 starter problem. Here is the response: Ted, Obviously, our story was about the Yamaha Recall and the lack of parts to fix that recall. The customer we interviewed was not getting any answers to when he would get the rpoblem fixed. He was told he could not drive his bike until it was fixed. It sounds like you have a completely different problem and it has not been addressed with a recall yet. The guy I talked to at Yamaha is Mike Shmidt. The toll free number at Yamaha is 1-800-227-5963 or you can e-mail them at www.yamaha-motor.com. He promised to look into every customer complaint and concern. I would also consider contacting NITSA ( Nat. Hwy Traffic Safety Admin.) if you feel they are not addressing an issue that needs a recall. I hope this helps. Thanks Doug Edwards I will be contacting Mike next week for sure.