I have a 2001 ZX-6R with 9,500 miles on it and I share your views. I had a false alarm about a head gasket problem a month ago. A shop was trying to make some money off of me. When I told them I had the extend warranty the problem suddenly went away( if they fixed it under warranty they would have to prove it and send parts back etc). I had another shop take a look at it and it was fine.