Hay there Blue Knight. This is Mike Hart Vice President of Virginia 3 and the Mason Dixon Conference International Rep. Glad to hear from a brother on this forum. I have been reading this forum for a few weeks to get a feel for the V-Rod and any of the the problems that may be associated with them. I have been riding Harleys for 25+ years and up til July of '02 I had a '97 POS Ultra. Man I had so many problems with it, it wasen't funny. Finally after 4 top ends, 2 clutches, several stators, a transmission and untold electrical falts I had to sell it. I test rode a Honda 1800 Gold wing and bought it the next day. 34K miles later I haven't had a bit of problems, but I still miss my HD. I have a Buell but it is time to change to a cruiser so the V-Rod was the logical choice. The performance equals the Wing and the look is awesum. Hopefully by the end of the summer the 2005's will be out and I can order a new V-rod for Spring.
Ride safe, ride often and Ride With Pride. Maybe we can meet face to face at Convention in two weeks.