Well, I bought one with 3300 on it last fall. An 08. Good lookin bike. It now has 6500 on it so I've ridden it a few miles. Bone stock.
-Very light, easy to move around
-reasonably good aftermarket
-Fairly reliable based on reports
- Very inexpensive entry fee
-Stock seat is large, but is a 100 mile seat
-I find myself cramped at 5'6" on it, especially when using foot brake.
-MPG =39-41 mpg. Cruising range 95-105 miles, then reserve.
-Valve adjustments every 4K miles
-Rear stock Dunlop tire nearly bald at 6500 miles
-Right side of motorcycle requires removal (including front jug header) for a simple oil filter change
-Mine has a loud engine knock which I havent figured out yet and am going to have looked at. But thats just mine...I think ??
-A pain to work on.
I'd recommend the oil filter relocation kit if you do your own oil / filter changes. Having said all of that if money is tight the 1100 is not a bad value at all as a first bike for a beginner, or as a back-up bike for a long rider. But if you are a take it to the dealer for basic service type of owner, the cost of ownership will be on the high side.
2008 Harley FLHTCU Electraglide
2008 V-Star 1100 Classic