Yeah, you're right about the "Hundred Dollars", but I honestly found a lot of aftermarket items were far less expensive than for the Honda. Just one man's experience though. The Harley's are really simple mills, IMO, with very little can't be repaired in your own garage. The cam tensioners need a special tool. But it's not complicated, and not too expensive from Jim's, if you can't find one locally. For me, I'd I'm kn the can chest anyway, new cams are a must. Don't get me wrong I loved the VTX, and really miss it. Harley, pretty much any model, has so much aftermarket available ... something you can't find for the VTX, even kn the mid 2000's when they were current. It's unlikely my Harley will ever be faster than my VTX1800, but if you want to race, IMO, you're on the wrong bike to start with.I have a 07 Road King 96" I really like the feel of it. It is faster than the VTX1300 and I had NO trouble with it while riding the snot out of it for 54,000 miles. Well I did replace the cam tension
I see a nice bike there! I have a 2007 FLHR 96ci (Road King) and it has been good for 54,000 miles, Well I did replace the Cam tensioner and I blew up a clutch basket (seems I am the only one ever to do that ) View attachment 175553 I didn't ride easy on it while riding mostly with my son who had a pretty fast 03 Dyna Wide Glide. Harley Davidson is just as fun as Honda in my experience. I can break all of them. The first indication of that was when I stripped the hub on my first Honda, a S90 by doing too many wheelies. LOL
The only down side is at a HD dealer everything is a "H"undred "D"ollars or increments of HD.