Is it just me or does it seem like every thread around here is about the 1200 GS series and that the 1150 GS series is fading away into memory. So I thought I would revive discussions on the 1150 GS by singing the praises of my Big Pig. This past weekend while riding home from the European Riders Rally in Burkesville, KY I hit 50,000 on my 2004 GS. This is a personal milestone for me as I had never put more than about 25K on a bike before getting tired of it and selling or trading it for something different. Well, I am still not tired of riding that Pig! It does everything I ask of it and has never complained and NEVER EVER let me down. Thats right, no final drive failures. No Servo Brake Failures (or issues). No electrical issues. No nothing!! Hell, it still has the original battery. I wanted to replace it during the 48k service but my dealer refused saying it tested out like new. Unless you consider one failed fuel line connector and one failed crush washer that caused a small oil leak problems, this bike has been 99.9% trouble free! During that same 48K service I did have them pull the final drive for inspection and though it was a bit dry, he detected no wear and lubed it back up. I did spring for a new clutch just because he was already there, but even that had at least 40% life left. This bike has definitely been the single best bike ownership experience I have had since I started riding 14 years ago. Your exprierences may vary! Rick G I am looking forward to the next 50,000 miles!