owned mine for a year, so far have put 20k miles on it, daily commuter, weekend canyon carver, rode the LAB2V on it, gonna go ride the canyon right now on it and piss off the sport bikes.
i changed the plugs once, i checked the valves once (they were in spec), and i change the oil every 3000 miles. that's it.
oh, i did get a flat but that's cuz i actually ride it. like every day ride it.
i seriously, s e r i o u s l y, doubt a ktm/husky/bmw/drz would have offered the same trouble-free, rediculously reliable experience that this humble bike gives me every single day. ADV is full of posts to the contrary, so hate on haters, while you're hating at the dealership with your obligatory brand-specific matching shirt/jacket/hat, we'll be riding and smiling.
it truly is THE swiss army knife of motorcycles. IMHO/experience.