the SECOND time i bought a "luxury" USA made item, pre-luxottica sunglass (still have the old rayban wayfarer, still good), damn thing broke at the ear after pretty much just sitting in a car for 2 years in the glovebox. 2 years for an oakley? yup. bought chinese since then » 4/23/14 1:36am Today 1:36am

i actually listen to more radio thanks to a relatively easy plug n play upgrade to my 2006 xA- i replaced the OEM stereo with another one from a 2013, which gave me HD digital stereo. So now i listen to commercial-free KROQ HD2, Roq of the 80s. » 4/05/14 11:31pm 4/05/14 11:31pm

part of me says "dont bother" as long as it hasnt been abused, and the oil is changed regularly. that said, i did a valve check on an EX500 and its not that difficult. tank comes off, valve cover off, turn crank, check clearances. i dont think ive ever run across a valve that was dangerously out of spec » 3/17/14 9:40pm 3/17/14 9:40pm