How many miles on it?
Mine has almost 54.000 miles on it, without an issue. The units that had problems usually had the issue manifest itself with low milleage.
Chances are, being an 08, if the crank didn't blew up by now, it won't blow up.
Thanks for the reply. I had to post in this area to post elsewhere, so my words were really just arbitrary.
It has 12,000 miles and two owners before. I know the last guy, who rode it a total of 300 miles, and he bought it from a friend. It was 100% stock with tires from 2011. No wear on the edge of the tires, but man are they slick! I think it's been ridden pretty easy, which may not be good in this case! LOL.
I really can't tell if it has a whine or not. I don't think it has anymore noise than my 2004 ZX10R had. I wouldn't have even noticed if I hadn't read about it. Also, I added a Scorpion half pipe and the sound seems more noticeable now, so maybe I'm hearing the pipe. I listened to my before (stock pipe) video and I don't hear much whine or whirl sound. I guess I need more information on diagnosis. Any information is appreciated.
It was on it's side at one point, because it has a scuff on the stator cover, and a cracked front and side fairing. Still, it's super clean. I ordered 2 news fairing sets, tires and a stator cover. I took the rear tire off last night and put the pipe on last week. I plan to make it perfect. I paid $3,700 for the bike so I feel pretty good about it.
I'm super excited to have a bike again.