I know this is an old thread but I have a few questions about extended warranties. My Stealer actually tried to NOT sell me an extended warranty. Imagine that!!! Says that the new TC88's are so well built that it would be a waste of money. Wants me to put the $$$ into bike goodies instead. I know that there has been a lot of new technology put into the manufacture of the 2003 line but I'm still leery of the high cost of rebuild if something goes to hell. Has anyone had any problems with 2002 or 2003 bikes that might tend to suck your wallet dry without the extended warranty?