well, here i am with a little time off from my new wr450 and have spent a good part of the day reading all kinds of posts from a lot of interesting posters! the reason i have some extra time, is because i have only really rid'n 4.2km on this new bike before i bailed and had the bike crashed down on the back of my foot. i'm now walking with a cain (hopefully only for another few days.), and maybe even hope to get back to the trails by next w/e. anyways, since my little spill, i have had a chance to read the manual, take off the plastic, remove a few stickers, put a few new on, re-routed the air hose on the left side of the bike into the airbox, and generally gett'n a good idea of all the differt, high tech parts that differ from my old ttr 250. all's i can say is wow, this is not a toy like the ttr, but a beast! have'n the canadian bike, i don't have to worry about removing the grey wire, throttle stop, nor the airbox snorkel. but i did wire in a keyswitch infront of the ignition button (if only for a little piece of mind) because i have the bike street-legal, and will be driving around town from time to time. but here are my questions! when riding at the top end of the gears my bike makes a slap'n noise in the front. sounds like it may be coming from the front brake line running down in-through the eye-guides to the front caliper. not to sure though. it only happens at high rpm's!! but maybe its the platic shock protectors??? i don't know, but it's anoying! i did have a slap'n noise going from the backend which i think i have fixed! it was the side number-plate slap'n on the the rad. res. (rear left side). i just put a little padd'n in between the two and it seems to have disapeared. another question i had was, if anyone has wired a rear brake switch into the rear light, where did you mount the switch? i can't really see a good spot to zip-tie a switch to the bike.??? i have been try'n to find a component that actually gets wired right onto the rear master-cylinder (looks real clean), but am have'n a hard time locating one. my dealers in my area know what it is, just can't find it. any tt'ers out there know how to find one? and finally - with that little spill i had, i busted (bent) the rightside foot peg. Sh%t. anyone recommend a good after-market peg out there for a reasonalbe price? to finih, i would like to add that i think i have made a crazy purchace, but holy-fock, WHAT A BIKE!!! can't wait to really get it out!