I’m 58 years old and I finally got the bike of my dreams a month or so ago. It's a black 2007 EG Classic and only had 4,200 miles on it. My wife tells everyone it’s my black girlfriend, so I call it Black Betty. At my age, this will be the last bike I will buy, so I had high expectation. I was so excited the night I got it, I drove 9 hours in the dark and rain to get it back home. The first 2 weeks I had it, I put about 2k on it. But I began to think I had made a mistake because of the engine/trans noise was starting to drive me crazy. I went to the HD dealer in Jackson and they told me it was normal, but I did not think so. I posted many questions here and on another HD forum about my concerns. HDForums was not much help, but some of you guys here got me pointed in the right direction, Things I have learned and applied from here were: XIEDs – stopped the engine pinging. IDS – stopped the trans noise and made for smoother shifting. IDS for 08 will work on my 07 if I buy spacers and bearing for the 07 IDS (that saved me a bunch of money). Use 75/90 gear oil in trans (I had bought syn3 20-50 to put in). Don’t use Syn3 in engine (I’m using Mobil V-Twin 20/50 now) How to wire passing lights to work with HI and Lo headlights Do not keep the RPMS to low and lug the engine. NOW I have the bike that I thought I was buying in the first place. Thanks for all the good advice.