I want to get my first dualsport/light adv bike, and the venerable DR is right at the top of the list. But the more i research it, the more troubled I am by the number of issues that seam to be prevalent. yes there are a few easily fixed things on the bike like nsu screws We have the 3rd gear grenade issue, with a question over entire gearbox strength Many reports of poorly greased bearings, headstock etc. Failures of cush drive bearings Premature carb wear etc etc. A few of these issues aren't just anoying but quite possibly fatal. I understand that every bike has its issues, but is the DRs reputation of being as reliable as a hammer a myth? is the simplicity of repairing and configuring the bike its real asset?