I've just been at a local 12 hour H&H and a grand affair it was as well. The good thing was that there was a few Husky's there instead of usually just me. Anyway - one of the worst advertisments that Husqvarna could have had was that two of the TE 449's were towed back in to the pit behind the course quad. Later on in the day I was pulling myself out of a bog and took some time to catch my breath and a chat with 3 marshalls. It should be said that the marshalls did not have a KTM between them. One of the guys asked how I liked the Husky given the others were shite. My appologies for the profanity but those were his words - and that is the trouble. The quality of the bikes is letting the marque down. I have had all sorts of things drop off my bikes and the first thing I do is strip a brand new bike and tighten everything and then do the same with the electrics. For example - on this 310 the linkage bolts were finger tight!! I dont know if its a manufacturing thing, QC/QA thing, training thing or just a lack of understanding at the factory but Husqvana MUST start screwing these things together properly. If you continue to carry on with the same manufacturing tecniques then you will never get one over on the mighty orange.