My 01' has been bulletproof and still runs great. There have been a couple of times that I had wished for electric start.(stalled in the bottom a deep ravine)or on the side of a hill. My bike starts first or second kick, hot or cold. Has more power than I can ever use.I have never had a problem with it. It is set up perfectly to suit my needs. Instead of a new bike, I'm thinking about an auto clutch,RevLoc,EFM, etc. I think it would better and mutch cheaper than a new bike. Why would you need electric start if you bike never stalls?