What kind of riding do you do? The YZ450s of that era produce a TON of heat, and have small oil capacity/radiators. If you do a lot of trail plonking, they still build up quite a bit of heat. Check your oil often and make sure you allow it kind of "air out" from time to time. They don't like sitting idling.
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I drink the koolaid too...just not the orange kind.