OK, thanks for the reply on the brakes, makes sense. Sounds like the bikes you and I bought have somewhat off-setting issues. Although mine has the rear main seal leak, etc., the fairing subframe is in perfect condition - I assume due to the bike never being dropped. I'll have to address the worn FD splines and mating driveshaft splines at some point, but I expect they'll be good for at least a year or two with my planned usage. I primarily bought this for use as a very economical commuter (116 miles roundtrip) which will keep miles off of my GS. That RT fairing and the engine/radiator heat behind it will be welcome for at least three of the four seasons. I love your bike's blue color, and that Reynolds luggage rack/backrest is a top quality item. Too bad they're out of business.