I've got a friend with the same year RS. He's getting out of it to throw his attention at his tried and true 350 Sportsman. He loved the ride, but they're frail little boogers.
He's also an incredibly talented welder/fabricator who went through his RS top to bottom several times. He may have some useful advice/war stories if yours gives you fits like his did (for your sake, I hope it doesn't). Once you get it, lemme know what type of spares you need and I'll ask him.