I was thinking about this "high mileage" question. Is it better to buy a high mileage scooter that the owner used the scooter on a regular basis and properly maintained the scooter or a scooter that the owner bought, rode it a while and then stopped riding it, parked it under a tarp and is selling it? I know if you go the extremes of these two the garage queen is a better scoot. Machines that are used and properly cared for by a passionate scooterist may not have the dry seals and gaskets due to disuse by a non-passionate owner. I think there is no cut and dry answer to this question.