Pretty much the same here, and a lot of miles later, still satisfied. I have ridden bigger and different bikes, both hd and honda, I just prefer what I ride.I bought my bike brand new after doing a bunch of research.. The Shadow is a great all-round cruiser.. It's not the best at anything.. But it's real good at most all things, that is where it's greatness comes from (in my opinion).. They are as reliable as the day is long - so great for solo riding adventure types, cheap to maintain, comfortable, manageable in size, weight and balance.. And to look at.. They are just so darn Classy!