'Morning all - I'm Keith and I'm based near London, England. I have joined your forum because I am looking forward to coming back to ride in Australia, and Netrider definitely looks to be the place to get back in touch with Aussie bikers. I have been around bikes for nearly 30 years - until recently, mainly Harleys - I still ride and work on my '96 FXD Superglide that I bought new from Frasers in Sydney and brought back to Blighty after touring Australia and NZ for the best part of a year. Happy days. Since then I have rebuilt a 1980 FXWG from ground up, which taught me a lot , but I could not have done it without the collective wisdom and support of the shovelhead.us on-line community. More recently, last November, I bought a 2009 XR1200 - which I am really starting to like, big time - quite different to a 'traditional' Sportster - much quicker, pointy into corners and very lively - and a real head turner, I have discovered - maybe because it's bright orange ;-). Aside from my own three bikes, my brother and I recently started a motorcycle rental business in UK - RoadTrip - and so I have really gotten into riding more modern and technically advanced machines - we seem to be at a very interesting time in motorcycle development - with manufacturers here in Europe and in Japan, perhaps nearing the high-water mark of power and performance and gadgetry in petrol driven machines. Whilst across the Atlantic, I wonder about Harleys today - so big and so hot - forever competing against the US emissions laws - I recently borrowed a big FL - over 100ci - it felt like riding a well tuned elephant. HD people here, who are well connected to the MoCo say that we will see the end of air cooled Harleys 'within the decade' by 2020?, dunno. I hope that I can contribute to the bike discussions here from time to time - I love reading the stories and I still love Harleys and touring in Europe - and now that I spend a lot of time around Ducati, Triumph, BMs and Yamaha bikes, riders and dealers, perhaps my riding and mech. experience is a bit less narrow than it was! Ride safe and be lucky. K.