I have been reading posts and recently visited a dealer with questions about some of the costs of ownership. I am doing my due diligence in making a decision as to whether to buy a 650. I was horrified to learn that tires only last about 5,000 mi on average and the cost to have them installed seems very high to me. I realize there's a lot of labor involved - about 2 hours, I believe. Also, the 600 mile service is about $450! After that, I don't know what annual costs might be if I have a dealer do the work. I would probably do the oil changes myself, both engine and final drive. I realize that my 96 Harley is low-tech compared to the Burgey 650, but I wasn't expecting the annual costs of ownership to be that high. My question is: Am I right about the average tire usage at 5,000 miles? What are annual costs after the first 600 mile service? Thanks.