I'm looking to get back into riding after almost 10 years off. I used to race motorcross but also loved the trails. I don't really care about being competitive anymore so I was thinking that the 450X was the bike for me. I've always been a honda guy. I'm talking to a guy with a 2006 CRF450X . I've talked to him a couple times on the phone now. He said that the bike has sat in his garage for a year do to lack of time. I guess when he had a buyer over they noticed that the bike fell out of 4th gear. I'm not really sure what that means. I asked him if it went into netural or just reved. He didn't really know because he hasn't had time to look at it. I know this sounds shady so far. He also has a Recluse Pro clutch in it. Based off what he's saying and what I've read it almost sounds to me like the clutch is slipping in 4th. Can this be the clutch or do you think it's down in the cases. He said that he knows the gear is still there because he can double shift it and be fine in 4th. Not sure about that either. He also said that he's drained the oil on both sides. and no metal flakes at all. It's a really good deal at $2300 right now. The guy sounds like he's ridden for a while and sounds experienced just doesn't have time to deal with it. I've also been reading that the 450x has had some tranny issues. Can some one please give me a little insight.