Not sure if this is where I put this, but I'm wondering what year's brute forces had the crankcase breather issues where they fill the air box with oil going up hills and high rpm riding. I got a 2005 and it's very annoying when doing a hill climb and it forms a smoke screen. That and the intake valves that wear quickly. Probably going to sell mine and try to get something newer. I'd love to stay with the v twins. Love the power. I just don't want to get another one with the crank breaker issues. I can deal with the fast wearing intake valves (seats re cut). Thanks everyone!