Last week I went to the local HD dealership and picked out a brand new XL1200C. Still waiting for delivery. Bought it on a bit of a whim, no research, just picked it out. I think a bike is a thing you buy based on what your heart tells you, not your brain. I've wanted a Sportster since I was 16. (50 now). Settled for a Honda Shadow about 5 years ago. It wasn't what I wanted, but what I could afford. (Quick life lesson:always buy what you want, not what you can afford because you'll end up buying twice). Anyway, since the purchase I've been lurking around here, reading lots of posts. Now you've got me worried. Many stories about oil leaks, broken parts, LOTS of maintainence. No offense to Japanese bike lovers, riding a Honda is like kissing through a screen door, but man, are they trouble free. I don't mind loking after the bike, (in fact, it will be enjoyable) but I have a growing fear I'll be spending alot of time at the dealership fighting about warranty coverage, etc. Be straight with me, should I be worried???