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I have been shopping for a middleweight European standard/naked bike with a low pillion, has panache, weighs under 500 pounds, and has a US Dealer Network. I prefer a relaxed riding position, or a sport touring position, and not the monkey on a stick position. I will use it for commuting and day rides. I am a "mature" rider and not a young squid.

Bottom Line: There is a 2002 Thunderbird with about 6K miles on the clock in a neighboring state that is calling out to me.

What are the weaknesses of this bike? What are the troubling issues of this year or model?

No bike is perfect...all have an issue or two.
My former bike was a BMW R1150R. It was fun but expensive and unreliable.

Finally, what do you suggest for a secure top case that integrates nicely with the lines of the bike.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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