Going into this long-term test, I was concerned about reliability-the old wives' tales and all. Turns out that wasn't a problem. In 11,079 miles (coincidentally matching the bike's MSRP), nothing broke, failed or fell off. The air-cooled V-twin burned some oil, but that was likely due to its trial-by-fire break-in at the 2009 press intro. The only part I had to replace was the front brake lever, which snapped off when my pants leg snagged on the rear brake-reservoir guard and I tipped over in my driveway. Do yourself a favor and wrap a zip-tie around yours right now.