Join Date: May 2016
Location: 50 miles W of Deals Gap
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Engine & transmission are the most pricey. Best thing to do is to get everything refreshed/checked and then run a logbook. Before buying, get an oil analysis and you're sure where things are at that way. Look at the drain plug for stuff. Check compression, valves, change coolant, new air filter, new oil, check the chain & sprockets, check the head and wheel bearings. Maybe put on a Scott oiler. Set up a maintenance station and keep up with things. If you log all the work, then you'll see changes. Nice thing about 10K / year is that if a super duper tire deal comes up you can get an extra set.
People can ruin a new bike fast, or can keep one going for a surprising amount of time, just depending.
Dr. Toaster: Guzzi 1400 California, VStrom 1000
Mrs. Toaster: 2009 Versys 650
Located 50 miles W of Deals Gap aka Dragon