So check out this near calamity. I am in Chico, doing a 100+ mile ride in the nearby hills. I'm having a great day, my bike is running strong, I'm feeling like there should be a camara crew watching me rip it it up(okay maybe we all feel that way sometimes). So the day goes by without a hitch, both me and my buddy are getting pretty tired, we had already logged close to 100 miles and were really low on gas so we knew we should head out. My buddy has an XR400 with the 4 gallon tank, and my 01 WR426 can go about 110 on one tank (although I brought fuel canister of fuel 1qt). Anyways on gas we were prepared, HOWEVER.... I am in front about 1/2 mile, and I get to a fork in the road, so always we wait until we have eyesite of each other to proceed. While I was waiting I look down at my boots for no particular reason and see that my left boot is all shiny and dripping. Hmmm, I havn't gone through any water...? I look behind and see the tell tale sign on drips as far as the eye can see. I shut the bike down immediatly and think "maybe I didn't tighten the drain bolt when I changed the oil this morning?" But I normally check and recheck that type of thing. Then I notice the side of the Crankcase was missing a plug. One which I never, ever have touched. Your timing plug on the WR/Yz is about the size of a nickel (on the left crankcase cover). Be sure to check it once in a while as I never thought twice about it! This resulting in my buddy towing me 11 miles out of BFE, calling the wives to drive an 1hr to pick us up. And me having to drink mass quantities of booze during the wait. That was the saving grace....so check yer plug.