To all those guys who have '05-'06's and have been giving advice and letting us know how well their bikes perform and for keeping the Suzuki bashers away I wanted to say "THANKS!!" I have wanted an RM-Z for a long time, and finally bought a BRAND NEW 2005 on Saturday. Got a killer deal and am very excited, and it will be a great addition to my stable. I went in with the understanding that I have to keep an eye on the crank and will be prepared to replace it at 60 hrs +/- a few hours IF NEED BE. I am like a factory mechanic when it comes to maintaining my rides, and very particular, so we should be fine. I haven't even ridden her yet, but I already feel as if this may be THE best bike I've owned so far. This is the start of a great relationship!