I bought a TE 250 July 2004. Have done around 800kms (all hard yakka - no road stuff - just bush). No problems at all with bike except they should get rid of the helicoil bolts/threads because they sheer out when unscrewing/tightening. I changed from a WR400 because I was sick of wrestling with the Yamaha. The Husky is a great unit - but I also look after it. Make sure you use the valve additive treatment in the fuel. Good luck - here in Oz they give you a 2 year warranty.