I just turned over 12,000 mi. and mounted my third set of Bridgestones. This bike has not so much as hiccupped since I bought it new in March of '02. The brake pads are still good and I've only had to adjust the chain after removing the wheel. So it's only been oil changes and tires along with regular maintenance, cleaning ,checking nuts and bolts and such. What a difference fresh rubber makes to the handling on the 954.