Couldn't agree more Mike. I was thinking along the same lines. A very commmon thing amongst MX racers is that race bikes are maintained and kept better than "Little Joe's" race bike that he cruised around the field and trails. Maybe he change the oil once a year over a 3 year period, but never a valve adjustment. Only for the new owner of it take it to the track and waste the valves in 20 minutes. My race bikes have always been maintained. Oil change after every practice session or race which is basically 1-2 hours of use per oil change. Check the valves every other race.4 strokes got a new piston and cylinder every season, 2 strokes were getting rings after 2-3 races, new pistons as needed. Chassis lubed ( swingarm,linkage, steering stem) which is not lubed when assembled at the dealer. Suspension serviced regularly, thats often overlooked by non racers, suspension has a break in period and fluid should be changed as per the maintenance schedule... I'd take a race bike over a "Joe" bike anyday.