Thanks Dazco, mine was not a pre-order. I'm not really concerned re the cam issue based on what you've said. Mostly just curious about where in the model year mine fits in.
I've had no issues with mine, and I still come home with a big grin when I ride it. It's my 4th bike and no question my favorite.
I keep the Thunderbird in FL and ride an '02 Suzuki Volusia when I'm at our place in the NC mountains. I enjoy the Volusia on our mountain roads - was on the BRP today - but it really makes me appreciate the torque of the TB and I also keep looking for that missing 6th gear when I hear the motor winding up!
Wish I could get my wife interested in riding - the Volusia would be just right for her - no luck so far.
BTW, I really appreciate your thoughtful and informed postings.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt