I've been an avid reader of this forum and you guys offer great advice, so thanks in advance! My '03 WR450 recently experienced a backfire on startup that resulted in shreading the kickstarter gears and exploded the main case out the back of the kickstarter assembly. Now that the cussing is over and the blue smoke has cleared I'm stumpped as to how to remedy the situation. I can find a new case for around $400 and then work through the rebuild which might total out near $700 if everything goes OK. Or, I could try and sell it as a parts bike and move to another bike that's a little newer. I love the bike but must admit I have been thinking about moving to an '06 or '07 based on thread comments concerning rideability and availability of parts. What do you think?