I, also know a guy with a newer K GT who gave up due to many issues. He went to 18 Goldwing DTC. awhile back, I had mentioned to him not to hold and get ext warranty. The bottom line is those bikes are very sophisticated, at times I think, too much. Like the BMW cars, you can not drive a used one without a coverage. They also have problems and not few. Just like Land Rovers. Both amazing cars to own....BTW. Happy trouble free and safe ride.................!!!!!!!!!