Long time rider- since the late 60's. My early '06 S3 is my second Brit bike- a real leap of faith considering my '68 Norton experiences. Currently own a '94 CB1000(Big One), '97 Bandit 1200S, '98 VTR1000F, '99 ZRX1100, an '02 FZ-1, and the '06 gold S3. Been retired for the last 9 years so I can ride daily- weather permitting. Live in the boonies by choice at 7,200' so the roads are lightly traveled with stunning mountain scenery. Here mainly for the maintenance tips, modification insights, and info on reliability shortcomings.