Just asking you guys to go out and check your kickstarter levers. I broke mine off near at the pivot last week while prepping for my clubs 100 mile desert race in over her in WA state. The upper lever part at the juntion cracked from the retaining bolt down. So I brought it into a little farming town and had them weld it up (at a farm equipment garage). Oh I also had them add/fill in where the lever conects with the foot peg as it had chewed a "V" there pretty good. Lever lasted 2 more days of lots of restarting and then broke clean off where the crack was. Luckily I was refueling my bike and back at camp ready to go out on another lap sweep riding when it happened. Just wanted you guys to go out and check your starters as loosing it all together like I did would suck if I was on a long trail ride. This is my second kickstarter I have worn out. I kick it to hard. The swivel stop also gets warnout and the lever starts to hang up between the foot peg and the frame. Pic from Sat about 30 miles before the kickstart sheared off. Braap!