I started a thread a while back about my back hurting. Well, it hasn't gotten any better...as a matter-of-fact it seems to be getting worse. So, I have begun to look at other types of bikes.... Today, I test rode an '04 Road King, expecting I would be very bored with it. They tossed me the keys and I took off...err slowly. That was me making it go slow. After a couple of miles I began to get a feel for the RK, which didn't have a windshield which was a very nice thing. I decided that I would take it around some of the road I normally ride. I noticed that I was riding at the same speeds that I normally do, but it seemed a bit more relaxed...nice. I noticed that a lot of the turns were taken at nearly the same speed as normal. I was still two finger breaking without trouble. Upper back was fine...blissfully so. I think that with a change in bars it would be great on my back (although the lower back did experience a bit of discomfort). I looked down at one point and I was zipping along at 70 w/o any vibrations...no buzzy hands...nice. I didn't scrape the boards even though I wasn't going that easy on it. It accelerated nicely. For an 800lbs beasty it really hiked up its skirt and moved out. I could see a few changes making it very comfortable. I did not want to like this thing, yet I decided to go into it with an open mind. Well, most of the myths that I keep hearing are just that myths. It was hot today, yet the heat from the engine wasn't that bad. It stopped very well, even with 2 fingers and I have girly hands. It accelerated with authority, not like a sport bike, but without much drama (kinda the difference between an old Caddy and an old Sports car, same speed different method of obtaining it). Yes, vibrated like an epileptic crack whore at idle, but once moving the vibrations seem to disappear. Heavy, dog yes, but the easiest bike to ride slowly I have ever seen. So, whats the bottom line........Houston I think we have a financial problem! God help me I think I want a Harley....crap. Crap! CRAP!!! (And, for heavens sake they say the new ones are even better.....yet, I am a poor man).