That's a good point, mtrude, and, infact, I've posted about four topics in this Tech Tips section and have been very pleased with the results. Does anyone know about how the frame of recent R E's holds up? Is it powder coated and is the rust protection (paint) adequate? I'm tempted to do a complete corrosion prep on the bike, but will have to see what I can do with the materials available here. Keeping it clean and maybe some oil and WD-40 will help. When you can't afford to replace things, it seems best to take special care and effort.