The beauty of the 1000/1100's are that they're air-cooled and easy to work on. I picked up my '09 just past service interval so dealership had to drop price $2K plus. I think parts for the service - belts, filters, fluids, was maybe $300 or so and I probably dropped another hundred on tools. The valve clearances were more out of spec than not, but the motor was strong. I would agree that 34K for a 12-year-old bike is not really high mileage if it's had regular filter & fluid changes.when is the next service? 36K? Just be ready for $2K service other than that the 34K is not much at all. Enjoy.
Im 5'8".. with a 30" inseam... all help appreciated[/QUOTE said:I'm your size. I was able to lower my 2005 1000S by 1". Shorten the rear linkage rod by (I remember) 1/4" at each end, its a 2 to 1 linkage so 1/2" equals one inch of lowering. Slid the front forks up 1" and the bike is 1" lower. It makes it a bit more upright on the sidestand, wouldn't be a big deal to shorten the stand but I never bothered.
In terms of longevity, as others have noted , that motor if maintained is bulletproof.