Rubber Mount vs Balanced Crank Shaft Witch do you like? I have a 05 Heritage Softail Classic and been thinking of getting a new Road King Classic. I had never before the experience of riding both kinds of Harleys before. I got to test ride an 08 RKC and like the ride a lot. I would not say it rides better than my Heritage only different. It was much smother and handle more stable than my Heritage and at 55 there was no engine vibration at all that I could feel at 55 and above. I have heard some riders say they did not like or could not stand the engine vibration of the rubber mount engine on the Road Kings. I like the feel or the Rubber mount engine. Years ago I had an old Yamaha that vibrated so bad it made my hands go so sleep. The kick of the RK V-Twin felt good to me, the vibration was mild compared to the old bikes and did not ever bother me a bit. My Heritage has very low vibration at idle and I get more vibration increasing as speed increases passed 55. But the stock riding positions is very comfortable for me. On a side note the Road King’s passenger’s floorboards will clip my shot legs if I’m not careful when parking or slow maneuvering. This is not a problem just something different than with my Heritage that I had to adjust too. One other thing, my first ride on the Road King Classic was solo and when my wife hoped on for the 2nd ride I could not even tell she was on the bike. I can tell a difference in the way my Heritage handles when she rides with me. The Road King was the first bike I ever road that seemed to handle just as well riding solo or with a passenger. But my Heritage has that old bike style I love so much. What do you like? Rubber Mount or Balanced Crank Shaft? I like them both but only thinking about a Touring Harley because of the added benefits in the design for long trips.