Same story for me, apart from with the 'Turdio' I knew exactly what I was getting in to! Piaggio tried to knock me back on a kit for my Griso and I was one of their bloody service agents at the time! The bare faced gall and audacity was breathtaking! They kept asking for more and more photo's, reciepts, information, you name it! I just kept firing stuff off at them and they finally, and with very bad grace, capitulated! The Turdio was an 108,000km shitter with nothing going for it. No service history. Reciepts, nothing. I was given a whole load of flannel by the sales droid, (It came from a dealer!) about how the flat tappets were fine, (He made some pretty stupid and amusing noises when I told him I'd done a hundred conversions!) and then assured me that this one was "Fine and really quiet." When I got it down here it made a noise like a pair of hay-bailers screwing and was obviously well stuffed. I flung an 'A' kit at it, replaced the swingarm bearings, tuned it up, threw away the poxy K&N air filter the previous neglecter had stuck in in, (Presumably under some deranged illusion that it would turn his wheezing Turd into a Panigalle thrasher!) and apart from the odd knock and squeak it's been brilliant. You really can't beat them to death with a shitty stick! I'll be riding it around Oz next year. I might stick a new set of big end shells in it before I go. I might also stick a new clutch and a set of rings in it. There again I'm such a lazy byword for sloth I probably won't bother!