Also saves a ton of money wrenching on your own stuff. Can't imagine how much I saved swapping out the trans in my bike, but I can imagine pulling the motor and putting a new trans in wouldn't be cheap! Plus countless oil changes. Also, taking tires off the bike to get new rubber put on is WAY cheaper than taking whole bike in. Chain and sprocket replacement and other maintenance is easy once u get a manual and try!
SRAD600: "...but when I crack that throttle and my smile goes ear to ear and my pecker perks up I cant think of what better motivation to take care of her."