Howdy DRGNHTR, Yes, that was Dons rig that broke in Idaho. There was a short production run of final drive gears that did not have the proper heat treat, they were too brittle and therefore broke. Dons bike was one of the rigs that had these gears in it, the gears were replaced under the warranty and the rig has been running great for the last 5,500 kilometers. It's no big secret that Ural has had some quality problems, that being said I have never owned a bike that was so easy to get warranty service on when it was needed. Unlike the dealers who sold me my Harley, BMW, Yamaha and Honda that had warranty issues, Ural just admits that there is a problem and fixes it. Hopefully we won't have any problems while in DV, both of our rigs now have over 6,500 kilometers on them and they seem to have settled in and are running great. This is going to be a real test for the Urals, if they do well in DV, I am trying to talk Don into going to Baja next year.