I saw this post today under the thread " Best of 2009 - Motorcycles of the Year . Joe in calif writes: " They never said anything about maintenance cost of the BMW. A friend of mine had one, spent over $2,000 in maintenance in one year. major service every 6,000 miles, includes valve adjustment, tires last only 7 to 8,000 miles. And the pipes look like heck after a few thousand miles. He now has a 1200GT and loves that bike. " Well joe, just sneaking back in like you were never gone ?