http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=119 Several guys in my state picked up these bikes. I was doing a bit of reading over there. Sheesh, those poor bastages! Loads of threads mentioning siezed motors..... breaking pistons..coolant problems....impeller housings melting....etc. etc. etc. Kawasaki is looking at a serious recall......Wiseco has a "kit" to fix the piston issue already. I don't wish bad on anyone...it must really suck after winning all those magazine shootouts. Sure glad I didn't change colors .