Honestly, the gila is pretty industructible. The only reason this happened was user neglect. We were doing a 50 mile ride and within the first 5 miles I knew something was up. I wise man would have headed back and called it a day, but since charlie drove me all the way out there, and I didnt want to ruin the ride, I figured I would just take it easy on her all day and rebuild the top end when (if) I got home. Had about 5 miles left and it blew. SO BUMMED! oh well. Take care of a gila and it will last for sure.