I was all set to get a new WR earlier in the year but changed my mind due to due the woodruff issues. I am just an average trail rider and reliabilty and ease of maintenence are important ( no I don't want an XR). Can anyone who has ridden both compare the CRF450 to the WR450 as far as handling and power characteristics? I like the CRF but I have read that they require more attention as far as the valves are concerned ( fact or fiction?)however, I am not a fan of kickstart, even those that are "easy" to kickstart. If the WR has worked out the bugs for 04' that may be the way to go.. if it only had a nice plush seat like the Honda it would be a no brainer especially with the button. I sat on a KTM250SX over the weekend and even the Katooms have nice plush seats now. Anyway, any feedback would be appreciated.