I`m a first time BMW owner. I`ve got a 10 year old Harley with 70,000 mi. on it. The Evolution motor has been a real strong running engine over the years. It still doesn`t leak a drop of oil. The bikes been all over the eastern US more than once and has never left me along side the road. I bought the '03' K 1200 LT with 13,000 mi. on it and it has just turned over 17,000 mi. I love the bike. It`s very fast, handles great and has lots of amenities. I began noticing a couple drops of oil underneath the engine. Nothing drastic. The service manager at Euro Cycles of Tampa Bay told me to monitor the level closely and they would address it when I brought it in for service. The other night I was coming home in 5th gear at about 3,000 rpm and rolled the throttle on. The tach redlined but the bike didn`t go any where. Come to find out, on top of the oil leak a seal went bad and transmission fluid entered the clutch chamber. Since it`s a dry clutch, this one is history. I was informed that to repair this item would cost $1,400.00. You gotta be kiddin` me. I had the clutch plates replaced on my wifes Harley for $300.00 at 60,000 mi. Sure hope this is not an indication of things to come because I truly do like the BMW, but right now my old Harley has a soft spot in my heart.