Just wanted to talk about my experience so far...9k I bought the bike brand new, 06 level 4, and it is doing very well. Bike came with 250's and I got a little over 8k with them, I did hit some heavy rain for over a hundred miles going through the swan valley in Montana and the tires were great, and I did slow down as common sense dictates. I have sometimes went triple digits, (by accident of course) maybe another 1k or less before the wear bars would have been showing...no problem, a little noisy compared to the stones I have now. I have a hard time hearing the stones comparatively to the 250's. Not one single problem has been encountered with this bike, not one. No wobble with the 250's or the stones. Having owned many bikes over the years...the gl 1800 is wonderful. The more I ride it the better I like it. If you are ever in Great Falls, Montana...go to Sports City Cyclery, see Dan and Scott, very good people, always helpful and they go the extra mile for their customers.