Ok there is abusing machines and using machines to the full potential that they were built for. If you want to use your machines at only 1/3 of the potential then that is your personal preference. I prefer to use mine at its full potential that it was designed for, and that is my preference. That sure does not equate to abusing my machine.I kept it below 6k until it reached 500 miles, below 4k if it was practical but that's 35 MPH. I don't know how the PO rode it but probably not as careful as myself. I just don't enjoy abusing machines. I have to fix my own for free.