You should have bought a hyosung... http://snipurl.com/286u0 [www-odi_nhtsa_dot_gov] Dear Kawasaki NINJA 250R Owner: This notice has been sent to you in accordance with requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The reason for this notice: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has decided that two defects which relate to motor behicle safety exist in 2008 Ninja 250R Models (EX250J8F/L). On eligable units, when the front fork is compressed, the brake hose may move forward and come in contact with tthe edge of the front fork. This can cause damage to the vrake hose resulting in brake fluid leakage, creating the potential for a crash resulting in injury or death. Our records indicate you have purchase one of these units. Additionally, on some eligible units, an engine crankcase vent hole in the air cleaner case could be blocked by material left during the molding process. This could allow air pressure to build up in the engine and cause the cylinder head cover hasket to be pushed out of place and leak oil. Oil leaking from the engine during operation could drip or spray onto the rear tire creating risk of a crash, possibly resulting in injury or death. What Kawasaki and your dealer will do: Your Kawasaki dealer will correctr the front brake hose problem for you at no charge. The correction will consist of replacing the brake hose bracket. Your Kawasaki dealer will determine if your vehicle will require the air filter case repart as well. The actual repairs will take up to two hours but may take lonfer due to scheduling at the dealership and the time needed to ontain required parts. What you must do to ensure your safety: Please call your authorized Kawasaki motorcycle dealer to schedule an appointmetn and take this letter with you at the time of your appointment. DO NOT RIDE YOUR NINJA 250R UNTIL THE REPAIR HAS BEEN COMPLETED."