Like some others I have been lurking around here for a while. I've had my A17 since new, November 02. Sure do like it. Such a easy bike to maintain. Currently have 41.000 miles on it. Only problem was a speedomter cable breaking during the first month after bringing it home. Sometimes I miss my BMW airhead but my KLR is a do everything bike, burns 87 octane, and rolls on any price tires I put on it. I live in the west Houston Tx area. Thanks for a great site.