Almost all the bikes I have owned in life were purchased used. I look at the bike, but try to form an opinion about the owner - would this person have maintained it? I have gone over 100k miles on several BMW's. They do hold up well. It takes an idiot to destroy one, but there are some people like that out there. I would never buy a used bike unless I met the owner, just my .02. Dave
Pavement! We don't need no stinkin pavement.