Originally Posted by kbasa
Wobbliest bike at low speed that I've ever ridden. It's always impossible for me to come to a stop without weaving all over the place and taking two or three steps before stopping. When pushing that bike in the hills, they always feel like they want to just tuck that front wheel and have a nice nap.
That said, they sure are comfy.
What he said.
My '99 was positively evil under 5mph. But over that it was sublime.
I could turn over 50 mph at a steady 75 mph with the 6-CD changer cranked up.
Smooth, plenty of power, very comfortable, a terrific long-range tourer. Not great for around town work.
I never had any mechanical issues with mine but you might check to see if the final drive unit has been replaced or worked on. They had some reasonably serious issues with that, particularly in the early years.