Hello every one, I have a Yellow '04 450ES, stock except for new mudlite radials, over 4000kms on machine, no problems. Try to ride in the mountains as much as possible in the summer. Spend most of the winter hauling wood around. Hubby and son have Yamahas. Check out our photos at www.mirandah.fotopic.net I am the one behind the camera so most pics are of yamahas or other people.