Well, I was feeling kind of bummed because I have been without a girl for 6 months or so, but I just got a 2000 929 and suddenly it just don't matter any more!! This little bugger takes care of all my problems!! However, I have a question. When I picked it up, the dealer mechanic told me that I should avoid running it for short periods of time (i.e. a few minutes) as this bike tended to foul plugs quickly if you did this. He even pushed the bike across the parking lot to my truck rather that start it. Is there anything to this?? I do realize that in general it is much better to warm a vehicle up fully to get it lubed properly, get condensation out of the exhaust, etc.., but is it really worse for this bike?