The reason there are so many great deals on used motorcycles. The companies know that the average rider only rides about 2800 miles per year. Folks, motorcycle are expensive toys, not a means of transportation. The Tsumami that destroyed Hondaís plant in Japan on November 22, 2016 caused a major delay on when Honda could actually deliver this bike. So, many of ordered early folks like myself did not get our bikes for almost 6 months later. The late delivery really hurt Honda, after all the promotions on this bike.
When my AT finally arrived, I had to go into the hospital the next day to have a knee replaced. After a few months I got on my bike twice, and then back to the hospital to have to other knee replaced. Finally, got the knees fixed, then back to the hospital two have the lens in my right eye replaced. So, ready to ride I got put back into the hospital have the other eye lens replaced.
Finally, in 2018 I got to ride my almost new 2016 AT DCT. Put 25,000 miles the AT in 2018. After all this is an adventure bike. Then came 2019 and bingo a AFIB problem. Spent two weeks in the hospital and 4 months in a life vest.
Finally the doctors gave me permission to ride again. Went home and was getting into my riding clothes then the cat pulled out a telephone wire, perfect leg trap, and down I went. This time 19 stitches in my leg, a concussion, and a dislocated shoulder.
So, finally I was cleared to ride, and the DCT has gone south. The dealership keep the bike for two months and could not figure out the problem. The dealership also dropped the bike twice bending the muffler, front windshield, and engine guards. So, last week I went an got the bike from the dealership, and this old mid-70 year old man fixed the bike himself from information that I got from the folks on this forum. Thanks All.
So, finally I should be able to ride again! Going to the Barbara for Heritage days and the races next month. Then back to the Appalachian Mounts and Iron Horse. The dragon is always waiting. Then on to Virginia to see George Washingtonís home.
Oh yes, I still have my 1978 Gold Wing with over 500,000 miles. I got my first bike on July 30, 1958. Had one every day since. My first date with my wife in 1966 was on a bike. Had to take her father riding before she could ride with me. Flagged a old man down in Vietnam Nam, and bought his press framed 90cc because I just not be without a bike for year. For almost 61 years I have averaged 25,000 miles per year on my bike. At my age I will be dead before this bike is, so I guess I will never sell the Africa Twin DCT..... Besides I do like this bike!!!! Hope to see and meet you guys on the road....