Originally Posted by Barnone
I would not worry about having to "dig into" either engine because they should be rock solid as long as you don't start monkeying with them.
If you are interested in trying to get better performance by "digging into"the engine then buy a different more powerful bike.[/quote
First off nice bike, I would pick it over the HD every time. Secondly the odds of the Honda needing digging into compared to the HD are about the same as a Honda civic compared to a Chevy cavalier, not even in the same league.
Hope we can keep the posts here on the Honda and not on HD reliability. While I wouldn't (want to) work on either, I'm sure the HD would be easier to work on since it doesn't have all the plumbing.