Yessir I wrote the book on mechanically inept as well as several other kinds of inept, and even I haven't managed to kill a bike yet. (I did kill one German car however.) Hatch made a good choice with the Nighthawk S for his buddy, I had one for 4 yrs and it was absolutely the least maintenance intensive bike I've ever owned, by far. A bulletproof shaft drive, air cooling, and hydraulic lifters turned routine maintenance into just oil/filter changes, and an occasional peek at the air filter. Sold that bike with ~40K on the odo and the only thing it needed was a clutch, I'm kinda surprised the original clutch lasted that long considering the abuse it endured. What can I say, I was a young dumb gazoonie.