Embrey, to answer your third question, in the world of cruisers, I think it's largely a matter of demographics. Or more specifically, bike demographics.
I've read elsewhere on the internet that the really good profit margin bikes are the 800cc and up machines.
So the aftermarket crowd invests their money in....you guessed it, the higher-profit machines.
Notice that virtually all cruisers below 800cc, whether they're 10 years old or not, are treated as orphans by the aftermarket folks--and not just our bike.
There are exceptions to this, of course.
The Honda Shadow VLX 600 seems to get treated ok. Also, Honda's Shadow 750. Ditto for Yamaha's 650 V-Star cruiser.
Last edited by theauhawk; 02-22-2008 at 09:16 PM.