Back some years ago a friend of mine put a half million miles on a Moto Guzzie. He calls it "The deer slayer" It has killed 5 deer. It is all worn out and he has a nice Ultraguide but keeps the Deer Slayer out back of the shop. The point I am trying to make is a bike is like a Wife. If you find your soul-mate, you keep her. she may get some age on her and not quite as sleek as the newer modles but a lot more reliable. Like a good wife a bike must be maintained. Pollish her, feed her, stick to a good pm program and (I dont mean this as many of you may think) ride her. She has been good to you, be good to her.