When I got back into riding around 2002, I rented a Harley for two days. The woman I rented from called me and said she had to leave the shop early and, if I wanted, I could keep it for another day, FREE! I said, thanks but that I would return it early, and I did. I think I had to have a couple fillings reset after riding that dang thing for two days. Talk about roasted chestnuts and no guts. Then, I was traveling through Ohio on my Goldwing, and found that a tire I had installed, had deteriorated in about the half the normal life. I usually get 8,000 to 10,000 miles, but this one only had 4,000. The thread was showing in the middle. Very concerned I looked for a MC shop and I found a Harley dealer near my location. They said; "tough luck, but take it somewhere else!"
It's good to hear they may have solved some of their problems. I can only speak for me, and I am not trying to convince anyone else, but those experiences have soured me on Harleys, probably for the rest of my life.
2014 GTL Exclusive, 2018 Goldwing DCT, 2017 KTM 1290 SDGT, 2014 KTM 500 Exc, 2011 KTM 990 Dakar, 2004 Goldwing
Last edited by jfink; 08-01-2018 at 03:17 PM.