That's how it goes sometimes, kaspilo, but I have had so few issues over the course of this staged journey that I can't really complain. It still beats a day at the office, and it just means that I have to come back soon! I checked out your postings on reliability of German vs. Japanese. Some good food for thought. I have some old Japanese dirt bikes (Honda XR250 and XR400) that don't get ridden much but they also don't get any maintenance--just ride 'em and put 'em away until the next time--for many years. And they always start and run!