Hey guys, been awhile since I last posted. My 2000 450s blew in January. The piston got to hot and not enough oil (thanks to a crankcase full of water) obvously was getting to it. The piston fused to the wrist pin and the wrist pin to the connecting rod. WTF!! I now finally have time to work on her and was wandering if some of you whom im sure has more experince with this particular model than I, have any tips or tricks, to dos or not to dos. I am familar with 2 stroke and four stroke engines, and have college education towards auto technolgy. I dont yet have the service manual and dont intend to procede much farther. I got the cylinder and front crank cover off. After looking at that I feel I might break something. Thanks for any reply.