Hippo, didn't realize you were a former BMW rider. It seems that quite a few members were or are BMW riders. I had an 83 RT and then got a 95 GS - loved them both. Got into Harleys last year. Thought I didn''t have forever to ride and wanted to see what this Harley thing was all about. Just got a RKC and I love it. I think it's a visceral thing -- the size, the sound, the vibration, the big lopeing power, the low-end torque, the comfort, the looks, the chrome, .... always enjoy your posts, even when I don't undrestand some of the technical stuff.