Join Date: May 2005
Location: Littleton, CO, USA
Hello and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new purchase. My first suggestion is to break down and purchase an extended warranty for your bike. It will cost you up front. But, when the warranty runs out, if you need repair, it will more then pay for itself.
Enjoy your new ride. I have an '03, love it and do not regret it in the 2.5 years that I have owned it. I have had no major problems, purchased an extended warranty for 700.00 which was all inclusive and good until 1/09. So far only used it to resolve a leaky fork seal.. I have put over 27,000 miles on mine and I love it. Ride it as much as I can .... Just starting to wrench. It seems daunting, but I have help.
Again, good luck and enjoy.