I took it to the dealer, and they kept it for 2 weeks, which really irritated me, and still had not looked at it. I finally got it back, and they told me it was sediment build up in the carbs. They cleaned the the carbs and everything ran fine after that. I went as far as posting a negative review on the website (which was deleted) and thought nothing more.
A few weeks later I got an email from a couple in AZ, saying they had the exact same problem and the dealer gave them the same diagnosis. I have no idea how these people were able to contact me, but I'm glad they did. After I got the bike back, I have had no problems in the last 6000 miles. Other than maintenance items being changed, the bike has been fine.
I have modified the bike, lowered the rear 4 inches, added 2 1/2 inch fork extensions, modified the seat, modified the exhaust, installed a Gonzo Air Kit, re-jetted the carbs, and a few other things.
I have taken the bike on road trips, long and short, and have never been let down. It has a very rough break in period from what I gather from other people and my past experience. However, I wouldn't trade it for anything else. You have to give it the get up and go, it takes a few mods to get it going strong.
What a lot of the owners don't realize upon purchase is that these are high revving bikes, they think it doesn't want to go over 60 - 65 mph on the highway. I have run mine through 60 mph in 3rd gear, the fastest I have ever pushed it was in the high 90's. It screams on the highway at about 6000 rpm, which is normal.