QA is a phillosphy on a motivational poster. Engineering is what makes something work. Testing backs up the design. Stuff slips through- on all fronts and makes. the problem aint husky. PDI? it's the dealer's service staff (not all but in large part) with ALL brands. bike has very little to do with it barring glaring defects and known product problems. stuff falling off or coming loose is the OWNERS problem- how is that the bikes fault? dirt bikes are NOT made to the same safety standards street bikes are and do not go through the same process. also takes a whopping 5 mins to hit every bolt on a dirt bike with a spanner or t-handle, literally- i do it after each ride, dirty or clean. and yer riskin' it with a new DB if ya dont tear it ALL down and service it first. that's been standard practice since before suspension and they raced on board tracks. ive yet to see dealer burn a customer on seomthing they forgot to do, be it service or PDI. ever. if they screw up the last thing they want is that WOM getting out. i've witnessed tech's getting canned for it. Husky QA? ever fillet a new asian mx bike? they wave the grease can over the bearings on the line- they are DRY, all of them. ive even gotten some with NO oil in the trans and 6psi in the tires. lamo at ALL big 4 dealers and those "zero defect" asian factories. them dood's couldnt open an umbrella. as far as dealers? ive yet to see ANY dealer prep a bike better than a Husky dealer. ever. my 09 WR125 was RACE ready sans jetting (CARB makes em sell it lean and the jets were in the box)- how do i know? I took it apart when i got home, and, all the PUD's receipts were handed to me before i loaded it up, along with spares and all the goodies. my 07 TC? same way. all i had to do was peek at stuff, put it back together and go. honda, yamaha, et al? total fillet and service- hours of work and my materials. reliable? find something more bullet proof than a husky. ask ajaxauto how many THOUSANDS of race miles he has on an orriginal 125 bottom end. more than most folk have under their belts. i could fill a boneyard with all the bikes ive had since 1975. none of them would have lasted more than a couple of hard rides w/o a lot of post and pre-ride attention. not to mention the rash of PUD and recalls the asians have had since the 80's and even still today! ask me how i know. (cabniets FULL) regardless of the badge. stuff busts. it's what happens AFTER the sale that has sealed my husky deals for over 3 decades. ever call KTM with a problem on a NEW bike? gooooooood luck with that. lmao!!! asians come with ZERO wrty on race bikes. compare that to a street-legal TE, these things rip balls and have a warranty! then there's the $ ya save, cost of ownership et al. best advertising for husky? race results. argue with that. and, it's user base- we aint sheeple and play different and know the REAL score on a lot of fronts. and, know that every brand's come in on the stiff rope. not just the H. so- bash away all you interweb haters...but, bash them all, not just husky. and kindly stay the hell out of my way on the trail when my little red n' white rocket comes a whippin buy.