Know your motorcycle
If you go over a hundred, I found out it breaks the speedometer cable.
Chronic starting problems, mostly due to me not knowing my own bike and bad Wal-mart batteries.
Cable problems shorting out under the seat, which some insulation, a bungee or as we do local style here in Hawaii, a slippah (thong, zorie or go-ahead depending on where you are from).
Other than a 21" front wheel with stainless steel spokes, I have tried to keep this motorcycle pretty stock. It is faster than most big twins, as it is the old iron head motor, and it has never yet let me down.
I once had my HD generator rebuilt by a marine generator specialist and that was probably a mistake as the new after-market Asian generator is much more dependable. I needed to learn that the hundred dollar GEL batteries were worth it as, you get what you pay for.
I try to keep my miles low and mostly stay around town, and when I do go on the big runs here, I get a lot of nice compliments.
Would I do it again? I think so, because as a former boater, I learned to"Know your boat". I have learned the same thing about old motorcycles.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2007