Has anyone ever had Reimyo gear repaired?

Did it have to go back to Japan? How long did it take, and how much did it cost? I am wondering if buying something that, even at used prices, is pushing the limits of my budget, would put me at risk of not being able to afford repairs if anything goes wrong.
Most of the time service is done by the distributor's technician in Niagara Falls, NY. On rare occasions does something have to be sent to Japan. The equipment is built very well.