I have worked elbow to elbow with Eric and he did not write the article to drum up business. One thing some of you fail to realize is that although parts may "look" OK, they can be fatigued. Fatigued parts break and can cause massive $$ repair bills. Put a dial bore guage in a cylinder with 1 years riding on it...that cylinder has been compressed with 40 ft/lbs of pressure and been heat cycled numerous times. Still think it is OK? Just think of that piston, which has almost no skirt for support, and all it has been thru the last season. Oh it looks ok...what a waste of time tearing it down. I built my business on guys that thought "I will just wait till it breaks" mentality...as did Eric. Some of you should stick to riding and leave the mechanics to those that have a clue! The saying goes,"pay me small now, or pay me BIG later".