Three weeks ago went to cross what we call a "creek" here in Montana and I dumped my 20 hours new WR450F in the water which I has de-octupussed and is water ready. I pulled it out quick and without thinking---hit the starter (When you get the magic button-one forgets that there is a kickstarter) Long Story Short: Water logged and the motor did not turn over using every water trick from 20 years of riding. Took it to the dealer and ends up that the crank/rod/piston etc... ruined/twisted/tornadoed by "hydrolock". I have great relationship with my dealer and worked it out for parts and payment. Try that with your Canadian/Internet purchases... but I digress. Moral of the story. DO NOT use the electric start if you are close to water or will be crossing water. Other than that the WR is bullet proof because I got the bike back day before two-day ISDE qualifier in Idaho City and rode 125 miles/6 hour days each day and the bike was awesome.