One of the bikes I had before the Versys was a 2003 Sportster. A bike I had bought second hand thinking that it would be the easiest bike to own in my price range, no chain to clean, no valves to adjust, maybe a carb rebuild sometime down the road and that'd be all I'd have to worry bout.
How so very wrong I was, three ignition modules, bank angle sensor problems, speedo went out twice, would lose it's timing, parts vibrated themselves loose all the time. Eventually it started burning though various wires on the wiring harness. At that point I had lost my tolerance and sold it to a motorcycle mechanic, lost a good bit of money on the deal but was outta my hands. Was the best day ever.
Favorite part is when I see him I ask, "How's my old sportster running?". Followed by all the details of how it's not and been nothing but problems.
I had such a bad experience with that Sportster that I'll never own another Harley again. I hope that my experience is not typical, but too little too late to sway me back.
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