As the son of a baby boomer with an Electra-Glide, I can tell you these bikes will be in the Will, not the classifieds! I told my siblings to keep the Town Car and the F-250, I want the Harley.
Just returned from Laconia. The Indian crew was
setting up their display. I'm not impressed. Yeah it's
big and wide, but it's just another knock off. It has
an S&S engine. Not that theres anything wrong with
that, but why would I pay a huge premimium for a bike
that might as well have a Harley drivetrain? I'd
rather the real deal. Talked to a few guys with
Victory's and got some honest feedback. When asked would
they buy another the answer was a quick NO.The bikes
need constant tightening of loose bolts,rattles,
excessive vibration. Most of these problem appear to be
easily solved manufacturing issues. But I don't see any
real competition for HD any time soon!
Heading to Laconia my self, tomorrow. Have a wedding next week so its forcing me to go early. Hope the sights are as good. Where are you riding from?
Your assuming that the baffle was removed and not
drilled out. Several 3/4" hole on the baffle wont allow
anything to pass by, yet still be fairly loud.Look up the
pipe with a flashlight, you should see the baffle
within 6-9" of the end. Regarding the check engine
light, there would have to be an on board computer for
any "monitoring" to occur, unless it is an engine
temp/oil pressure warning, but that sounds odd. There is
no such light on my 99 FXST. However I do have a an
oil pressure warning light.
I recently toured the Capitol Drive power train
plant and learned that Harley now offers a Re-Man
service. Send your spent Evo and they re-manufacture it
with original parts. The tour guide didn't know the
cost. I suggest calling your dealer for info. I would
be interested in what you learn. For the
mechanically retarded, sorry for the mechanic talk. However,
this does show Harleys interest in servicing it's
customer and cutting into the aftermarket.