Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Buy the extended warranty
I don't want to freak you out, but the extended warranty is a GOOD IDEA on the GT's. There are some failures that are very expensive to repair. I'm not suggesting that these failures are common or uncommon, but they are a part of the GT experience and need to be addressed. The extended warranty is a good first step.
Also, search the forums for the cam chain jump guard issue. It's a cheap and easy mod, and has the potential of preventing a catastrophic valve train failure.
I typically don't buy the extended warranty on vehicles, but did this time. They are wonderful bikes, and I think you'll have many miles of enjoyment on yours.