The warranty hasn't always covered the basket explosion because it rides a thin line of being abusive and material defect. That being said the Raptor 700 and several of the carb YFZ models shares the same basket as the newer YFZ models, and I can't recall anyone going through a catastrophic failure due to the basket. I don't deny the basket is weak, but I'm not sure if everyone will find the weak spot. You're going to love the YFZ once you start tossing some money towards suspension upgrades.Thanks for the heads up. I'm planning on swapping the clutch basket as soon as my warranty is up. I need to get my hands on the service manual and then I'll check all the bolts. Thanks again!