Fall is pretty much here, so now people will be unloading bikes they don't want to store and I'm shopping! I currently ride a v-star and looking to make the move to an HD Road King. Are there any years or engines I should stay away from? I am looking for a very well priced bike, so I'm probably in the 2002 - 2005 area with less than 50k miles. Just wondering if there's any models I should completely avoid. As an example, pretty much every 2000 and 2001 V-Star 650 classic has a serious issue with inferior metal and severe pitting on the 5th gear cog.
Anyhow, any tips or things I should be aware of would be really appreciated! And feel free to chime in if you have a bike for sale :D