I have a 05 450 that has minor deflection when you check it by grabing the lowers as if you were checking your steering bearings. I am posative it is not the steering area. If I grab the forks at the juction of the inners and outers I can feel it move. My 01 250 F does not do this. Not sure if normal w/the 05 or not. If someone out there has a 05 that could give me some feed back that would be great. I have very few hours on this bike due to opening a new business. But I plan on making up for this soon!! Thanks for any input in advance.