Should probably be in the Bar, but not a bad effort.
What frustrates me is that HD (and Guzzi for that matter) have a nice simple motor and with a tiny bit of effort could mount it in a basic frame, add bought in forks and wheels and hey presto, go anywhere, do anything touring bike (Guzzi are closer to getting this). Instead every single model has something that needs fixing from belt drive that can't do stones, to tiny fuel tanks, to chrome bits that simply need unbolting and binning. Triumph are now copying the daft bits!
I can't get my head round why Harley can't see the way out of the ups and downs of the US cruiser market is a Vincent style european bike with basic, touring and cafe racer variants. Still, guess they feel comfortable selling T-shirts.
I nearly bought a Sportster back in 2004 but salesman totally put me off with a big push on petrol preservative for the "closed season", a good deal on an upgrade when I felt I needed a "big" bike and so many vouchers for logo'd clothing. This to a bloke who rode in on an XT600 in February; clueless.