Keeping the mechanics simple yet effective helps to minimize the wear that mileage and age put upon other less-fortunate motorcycles. The single disc front braking system stops the Eliminator effectively enough on its own, though a rear expanding drum brake takes up some of the slack not only as a precaution but as a way of extending the life of the front disc. Keeping the bike ridiculously smooth and steady is a durable, 33mm telescopic fork suspension in the front and twin, five-way adjustable preload shock system in the rear. The planned longevity greatly reduces the risk element involved purchasing a used bike. Furthermore when the Eliminator has successfully given its owner the tools and skills to advance to a larger more powerful motorcycle it’s a cinch to trade in or sell outright. Though not everyone who's ever owned one can bring himself to part with the bike that turned him into a full-fledged biker. It takes up so little space that it can be stored until that motorcycle right-of-passage moment occurs to then be passed down to a son or daughter, a niece or nephew, or other close friend or family member eager to be the seasoned rider that the original owner of the bike had become.