I bought it new in 1973. Rode it for about 10 summers and put 14, 000 miles on it, then stored it in 1982, until my son wanted to learn to ride. I overhauled it then and plan to take it out again in the Spring of 2014. It is in excellent condition. I've been riding two Harleys since 1982: a 1970 FLH chopper and a 2003 FLHT Electra Glide.