- Feb 13, 2020
- Castro Valley CA
- 2020 Rocket 3 GT, 1978 T140V
Cooter,Better have a dealer close, with mechanics that know how to work on a 2020, and a wallet full of cash! At the moment, I'm trying to sort out why #2 cylinder on one of my 05's ain't firing. Can you imagine that kind of problem with one of these new models? So many wires, sensors, relays, switches, connectors. Ahhh, I long for my old 650, headlight, taillight, squeeze bulb bicycle horn. Points, condenser, coils. Simple as. Tickle the old Amal, and start on first kick, every time.
Drawing a comparison to say the old vs the new is like comparing apples to bananas or walnuts. I have both working and there's just no way to compare one to the other. I love them both but my old '78 can break in all kinds of ways. sure I can and do fix it.. but....they can break easy... and they can be fixed simply too... however, it's NOT gonna be my bike of choice to take a long trip.
the simplest way to differentiate these two is one is mechanical, and one is computerized. and simply put, I love them both for what they are. completely different worlds. So I would say the old days are good, the new days are good.