I just recently(3/16/03)purchased a WR450FR. I got 2.2 miles on the bike when the starter gave out. I tried kick starting it but no such luck. I took it to the dealership and sure enough, it was the woodruff key. I'm p-off and a half. I can't live with the threat of having this re-occur sometime down the line. I may just leave the bike right where it is/retract my purchase. This is very upseting. "Anyone out there had this problem professionaly addressed and still had problems afterward?" Thank you in advance of your cooperation. Serial Number 000896.