I bought a used 2010 3 weeks ago. Heavily farkled by the PO, which added up to exceed $6,700. Micatech bags/Madstad shield/etc/etc. I've been stripping/selling some unneeded farkles on ebay. Got back last night after 2,500 mile trip to Swamp Scooter rally in La. Now showing about 27K. Running mostly 75mph with a good load, it got about 38-40mpg, which meant stopping for gas 18 times. May have to add a fuel cell... After reading of the widespread stator problem, I pulled it out today for a look-see. It still works, but is stinky, burnt black. It gets too hot to survive, partly due to exhaust heat. If yours hasn't failed yet, just give it more time... I ordered an Electosport stator and series-type Compu Fire rectifier/regulator. But....it really suits me very well. Sort of a KLR with twice the power. So, yeah, I'd buy another.