Unfortunately, ADV doesn't go back to the introduction of oilheads. And I didn't buy a new one when they came out so I can't comment. But just for kicks, I went back and read some posts that more or less coincide with the release of the R1150 GS. Interestingly there were relatively few complaints about things going wrong and more about farkling. Granted, other than adding a gear and 50 cc, there's not a remarkable difference between the 1150 and 1100. The LC, however, is a completely different animal and will likely see additional growing pains. Similarly, the oilhead was a broad departure from the airhead. Anybody here who bought a new 1100 or 1150 GS recall the kinds and numbers of problems they experienced with them?