Just a quick note from Aus. If you still have the old gasket, there is nothing stopping you from going down to a good engineering shop and making a copy. I know they do this in Australia. The VOR dealer in South Australia SA Dirt Bikes said he had done it in the past. Another useful item is using 98 model Suzuki RM250 fork seals they are the same dimension and have an extra spring, strangely they don't seem to leak like the originals. I have also heard of problems with carburation, my bike had problems from new (second batch 2002 model). The problem was traced to incorrect immulsion tube (needle) and main jet. There was a factory fix in AUS, same spec as 2003 runs much smoother after the mod. The other problem with this model was the main bearings, when replacing use needle roller bearings (radial), available at all good bearing shops for a quarter the price of originals. Dispite the teething problems they are fantastic bikes to ride.