I bought a brand new 1200 rubber mounted sporty in 2004, At the start of this year it started to make a horrible noise. after inspecting as much as I could, and not finding anything a miss, I eventually removed the heads and barrels both of which were very badly scored. I also found there to be some up and down play in the front conrod. I asked my local dealer (where I bought the bike) what I should do as it had only covered 13000 miles. He told me that as the warranty was well out of date they could do nothing to help me. he did however recommend an enginneer to repair it. (This guy is very well rated among the Harley community in the U.K.) After he stripped it down, he contacted me to tell me that the crank pin had broken up, and that I should contact H.D. customer services and inform them as it was the third one of these that he had seen with similar milage and the same fault. I was met with some disbelief when I informed H.D. customer services of this. They asked if the Engineer would put this to them in a letter,Which he did. After seven months and alot of talking on the phone they have now told me that they do not intend to give me any help atall. I have owned several older sporters and have never had any problems with them. However, I now have no faith atall in the newer Harley models.Has anyone else had any major problems with the newer sportys.