I made it to 50K miles and used only two sets of brake shoes. Last year I started to hear the rattle so I used the "Shoe Goo" method of fixing that. The rattle stopped but the squeal turned into a constant squall at every stop. It's very embarrassing and really takes away from the bike. I ordered an EBC rotor and brake pads. They should be here tomorrow. After that I need to replace the throttle cables. My hands hurt when I ride anyway, the hard throttle just makes it worse. It's tough getting old. I should be good to go after that. I'm looking forward to heading back to Colorado and finishing the trip I started last year when I lost my final drive in Grand Junction. I hope I can find another 5 days of weather that I had last year. It was perfect. I can only hope.........and thanks to this site for all the great info. It's been very helpful. Without it I would have been lost. It is indeed a great source............