wondering if anyone out there bought one of these bikes? I did. I really thought I was buying the ultimate trail and sand bike. Hell, for $12000 it better be sweet. I bought it in Feb. got it in June 1/2 of the season is gone and the first 10 rides I broke down and team Yamaha had to pull me home(harsh) sometimes I would ride 3 mi. sometimes 40 mi. and in between. It got to the point where my riding buddy's did not want to ride w/ me till I got answer bike that runs. Thought it was the jetting but dialed that in later to find that there was a bad connection in the wire harness to the cdi. I was getting spontaneous spark. It would run like a raped ape and then all of a sudden it would just stop like you hit the kill button. Finally w/ the tank off I would start the bike and start probing around at the wiring harness. When I pressed one of the cdi connecting wires instantly my bike shut off. Sweeeet! I found the problem. So I hard wire the cdi to the harness by-passing the plastic connecter. At this point I have About 30 hrs. of labor into my brand new bike. Something is wrong with this picture? Service honda Where I purchased the bike has been very cooperative in trying to fix the problem. They sent me an entire new system. cdi,stater,coil & harness. Honda in Idaho serviced the bike and installed all the new parts. It ran when they gave it to me. It ran all right for about 7 mi. Yamaha towed me home once again. UUGGHh! About 8 wks later after the bike has been in and out of the Idaho Honda dealer and they say" don’t bring it back .I checked every thing and I don’t know what it is . This bike is a hermaphrodite" My answer was yeah it may be but when it runs it smokes the 450r rode both. the whole reason I purchased the cr500afx was because the 450's remind me of riding a pumped up 250.Anyways I took the problem into my own hands and after re-installing the wiring harness and going over it with a fine tooth comb app. 30 hrs.I find the faulty connection. Now its Sept.1 and my bike runs sweet! I love it.I'm a patient man. I really wanted this to work .Since I have run about 50 ga. of fuel in all riding conditions. Now it's Nov. 6 and I just got back from a road trip where I sat in the truck while my buddy's road the last 3 hrs of the day because my bike died. No spark. I know there are a lot of variables to make a bike run or not run. I'm a 41 yr old lifetime rider. I have never come across a two-stroke bike that had this much problem. Now I wonder? Should I start all over and find the problem? or send it back? It's in my shop all torn apart and I have investigated all scenario's and find no apparent wiring problem's and conclude it must be one of the components. Anybody else? All I can think about is I spent $12000 for this nightmare and lost 3/4 of my 06 dirt bike season and I'm no spring chicken but I still rip like a MOFO!