Thanks for the feedback...I will look it over again. The only thing I hate about taking it in is the hassle of not having a ride while they look at it. but might call and find out what the wait time is and go from there.
Its the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. You paid an arm and a leg for this thing so they had better make you feel good and the bike should be right.
At 2600-2800 rpm and then at 3200-4000rpm... these RG's should almost be running like butter ... Their sweet spot is 26-2700.
Yes I have had problems from day one... I let them know that I had better not hear the words "It's Normal" come out of their mouths. I spent over $30k (CDN) so it had better be damn near perfect.
At the 1,000 mile check (which they paid for) I gave them a 12 page complaint on what I thought was wrong with the bike. I had them go over every nut , bolt, spring, adjustment, alignment everything.
What I did find was that the stock windshield caused a lot of my issues. Also the exhaust system was not correctly aligned and mounted... also the heat shields were misaligned... plus the upper fork clamp bolts were loose... plus the reat shock bolts were under torqued... plus the rear muffler hangers were not greased (overlooked by 99% of people).... plus a floorboard mount bolt was loose...
Then I complained about engine noises etc... In the end I fixed 1/2 the stuff myself and changed the mufflers to CVO slip ons (super quiet on the highway). I also changed out the tranny fluid to Red Line (any syn 75w/140) will do... gear oil).. I changed the oilin the engine and primary at 500 miles, 1000 miles and 4500 miles. I use regular HD mineral oil and did notice that after 2000 miles the HD oil started to break down and I would lose a few psi. Next change... Motul 20W/50 Dino oil.
After the 3,000 mark the motor started to dial in and feel better... Then at 5,000 miles again it seemed to be better.
With all I did... this bike now purrs at 75 mph in 6th at about 2700 rpm and at 80 mph (3100-3200) its really nice.
Wind conditions do affect the ride considerably and make it feel like more vibration... but get the right No Wind Conditions... and My bike now is like a hot knife through butter.
Again... Squeaky wheel gets the grease.... I convinced HD they owed me... so they agreed to throw in the 10,000 mile service