I got a kick out of the the part where the HD failed. The weekend of HD's 90th anniversary 'celebration', I went from Kenosha, WI to Milwaukee Saturday and Sunday. I94 was littered with broken down HD's the entire way and was part of the reason I began to second guess getting a Buell.
A few years ago I was meeting with my sister's ride group for a dinner. They were 2 1/2 hours late because of an HD.
1981 KZ1300, '98 Suzuki GSF1200S, '80 Honda CT110, '11 Honda CBR250, '75 Honda CL360, '00 Honda XR100R
Speak softly and mount a fast bike.