I have had Harleys, a 79 sporty 1000, an 02 fatboy, and a 03 duece. All were great bikes,it was the every time I turned around maintenance on the bikes. It was a constant vacuum on the wallet. I also had an 05 roadstar 1700. very similar bike to the harley, belt drive, separate transmission, air cooled. not near the maintenance to be done, and easier to do. Compared to the 1100 ACE I have now........well their is none, simply to maintain, no measuring and adjusting belts constantly. further between oil changes, etc. I do wish the Honda got the gas mileage the harley did though. cant have evrything I guess. so I will keep my Honda.