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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
robertrichhart
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Thanks for the guidance guys... Dazco, I've been wondering about the maintenance issues and costs? My buddy on the Rocket touring went to put his bike from neutral to first gear, and the gearbox locked up. Luckily it was still under warranty, they told him it would have been $1500 otherwise. The appearance of the Roadster is certainly appealing, but I also worry about slow turning the thing in a parking lot or U turns. When I was on the one at the dealer it felt like the center of gravity was a bit higher than it is on the TBird. And I'm thinking I would miss the cornering that the TBird is so good at! Still thinking, and will probably go back for a test ride to be sure... but I still really enjoy the TBird for now......
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