Originally Posted by 2door
What Venice Boy says is oh so true. I'd bet you have loads of mechanical talent and know when and where to apply them to your bike. I've been as fortunate as you and have absolutely no problems except for one leaking crankshaft seal, which I fixed and that motor is running strong today. You undoubtedly have the ability to look at and recognize potential problem areas and address them before they become problems or failures. Many are not blessed, or cursed, with that ability. Consider yourself fortunate and have fun, ride careful.
Thanks Tom !.....a lot of these issues are common sense....and being mechanically inclined certainly does help indeed ....I always try and ride sensibly and always am looking for potential trouble ....small life skills my dad instilled in me as a child....