I've put 10,000 on my 2003 chopper this year. Changed the oil and fluids twice, and just had to put new brake pads in the front. I ride it EVERY DAY.Then again, I actually go over the bike every weekend, and make sure everything is sound. Part of owning a bike. My bike is very reliable..... Its now got 22K and I'm not done for the season yet. As far as the "custom" comment.... I agree with orange Skullz to a point, but since our bikes (at least my 2003 chopper) is made with the same stuff these "custom" bike shops are building bikes with, I'll take my Big Dog, made by a factory with people who I know have at least an idea of how to build, over the custom overpriced stuff I've seen. Every Bike build off I've watched over the last few weeks has very little Custom to the bikes. Feel free to correct me, but they all seem to be using the same motors, frames, wheels, front ends and other parts... They are just assembling a bike and doing a paint job on the thing. A very small few of them actually make it from the ground up. Orange County puts them together for 60k with these same parts.