I just got back from a weekend at coosbay dunes. When we got up there my ktm had a dead battery. Upon further inspection I found that the battery cable was lose on the battery. While I was fixing that I noticed something that really chaped my hide, the air intake tube that attaches to the back of the carb was not really on the carb. the clamp was not tight. At that time I only had around 4-5 hours on the machine and there was already a little sand in the carb from our trip to the impierial dunes at newyears. This tells me that the tube may have never even been properly installed right from the start. So check everything on your quad before riding it because the mechanic at your local dealer might not love your quad like it was his own. I also checked the shifter bolt after I read here that they were coming lose. yep it was lose. I love the quad but before I ride it again I'm tightening every bolt on that sucker.