I hate to admit it, but i crashed. I know this bike is suposed to make me a better rider, but im still human and still make mistakes. Anyway, the headpipe twisted up and crinkled about 3 inches after the head. No big deal I thought. I priced a 2000 head pipe and it was about 100 bucks. I could live with that. I ordered from the dealer where I purchased the bike and he told me the same thing, about 100 bucks. But then he calls me the next day to tell me that Yamaha redesined the pipe, gave it a double wall near the cylender for more strength. I thought great, there fixing a known weak point seeing that i didnt crash that hard. Kind of slid out in the mud. But then he tells me that the pipes now cost 275.00. Is this true? Could this be the case, or is he B.S.ing me. Please help. I dont want to get riped. Thanks Guys. Tim, You Still Around? Whats up.