Originally Posted by Albie
Maintenance and care are important. But how you ride makes a huge difference on how things hold up. Believe me I've more then proven that. There's a reason folks get 15K miles out of a Pilot Road when I only get 2500. Same reason people get 150K plus miles out of a Vstrom with no issues, when I'm replacing the motor at 43K.
+1 maintenance is important...but application separates the reliable from the unreliable. For the record..I HATED my oilhead due to the weight and complexity. I LOVE my g/s due to the weight and simplicity