Hey. I've been happy with my starter bike until now. I'm happy for every dollar and mile I've put into it. Aside from being safe, a good reason to buy a cheap starter bike was to understand the maintenance costs and hazards. Due to my living conditions I haven't been able to store it in a good place in the winter and I wont be able to store a new bike anywhere in the winter. I just fire up my bike in the spring and hope for the best. So far new chains, tires, sprocket and carburator have been all to repair after 20,000km and the costs have been minimal (200+/yr) due to the nature of the bike. What are some maintenance measures I can take when taking care of a 600cc-1100cc naked bike? Things to watch for etc. Should I just drive it and trust the mechanic to know whats up every oil change? What are the costs involved for a bigger bike? Chain, tires, sprocket, transmission, brakes, how much do these things cost and how often do they need to be changed?