I bought the DR new in Hubbard, Iowa, in September 2005 and I’ve been riding it nearly nonstop ever since. It currently has 145,000 miles on the clock with no major engine repairs. It’s been totally dependable. I change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles, adjust the valves every 10,000 miles, and that’s it. Oh I do tend to use up chains, sprockets, brake pads, and of course tires! I’ve always used Avon Gripsters, they’re a good universal tire for the DR. This bike has been totally dependable. It doesn’t have any electronics to short out and it’s air-cooled, so there’s to radiator to worry about.