I am a new member on this site and I live in phoenix,az i was turned towards the xx first because of the price, then I started to research on it and really got interested because of the features and overall style of it. I currently own a dirtbike honda crf450r and have encountered problems with the valves. anyone that has owned a 450 prob. knows what im talking about. the valve clearance needs to be reshimmed every 10-20 hours do to the titanium intake valves stretching I havent looked far enough into the 700 to see what kind ff valvetrain the have but i would like to get a firsthand view from everyone that owns the 700 to see if there has been any problems with the valves needing to be reshimmed the 700 being a bigger engine than the 450 I would hope that honda did something to the valvetrain to prevent any problems from occuring. I read on a few other sights that there were a few catistrophic engine failures but it appeared that it was from lack of maintenance and just reving the engine to high and too long (not being experienced with engines) sorry i wrote a novel for all of you to read but let me know if there have been issues. thanks guys.