Today was my first ride on my 97 Ultra EFI 54K miles. Bought it back in January, changed all fluids, plugs, put on K&N air filter, fixed an inner primary seal leak. I have owned all *** bagger cruisers up until now, and they all seemed to run alot cooler with their electric fans. Even being 55 degrees today in central NY state, I noticed this bike does run much hotter. I am a bit concerned about when it will be 40 degrees warmer yet. It has a Lockhart oil cooler mounted, which I am sure helps cool it. Question is, how do you know if it is overheating? Is there any kind of protection circuit? Will it stall? Glides have the beautiful dash with all the gauges, but I am not as interested in the air temp as the oil temp. That's my only concern now. Otherwise I would have to agree it is true. The character, ride, sound and feel of the bike are one of a kind, and not made in Japan.....as long as you don't mind cleaning grease out from under your finger nails, it's worth it and part of the fun.