Did you notice we got jammed right in the you no what area. Now that the firecat carbs are 400 cheaper everyone will have a hard time getting a decent price for their 2003 firecats. You'd be better off spending a little extra to get the carb version with a 2 year warranty than buying a used fuely with no warranty. I bet you since cat didn't step up to the plate with an extra year on the firecats that they will lose alot of buyers to other manufacturers. I haven't had any problems mechanically with my firecat but everytime you ride it's always in your mind that is it going to break down. I was interested in getting the zr900 but now that they have this direct drive what kind of problems am I going to run into and what about gear changes. How would that work?? The secondary even looks different. I think they are using the 900 to test the direct drive for a big 4 stroke next year so the 900 is being used to get rid of the bugs and how long will the parts be on back order if something goes wrong there? So much for all the cat guys who have helixes and gears that are no longer any good. That's just my 2 cents.