O.K., here goes....(please bear with me, this is my first post, and I actually do have a question, after I drool over this forum and myself for a moment). I want to say first how lucky I feel to have stumbled upon this forum and to have the responders with expertise and time available and willing to help out everyone from the obvious expert, to the (obvious) novice. Plus it's great reading, I read first thing in the morning and 2-3 times a day. Thank you! Been waiting until kids got out of college (one daughter a Senior in college, one a senoir in High School) to purchase my dream, but the economic climate caused me to buy my brothers 2001 FXD Dyna Super Glide to help him out and the boss gave the O.K. (didn't argue). Shipped it from Las Vegas to Houston with HaulBikes (great company). Within a month I realized, this wasn't my dream, and if I was going to own a bike, it should be the one I want. The Dyna is now for sale. I just got my lifetime dream (been saving since I was 18), a gorgeous 2006 FLHTC/I Electra Glide Classic. The boss fronted me the difference and I have to pay her back when the Dyna sells. I know you guys like pictures, so I will post some when I get them. I am having the time of my life learning to ride this baby. I took the MSF beginners course (invaluable) and am gaining experience everyday (hope to get the "Ride Like A Pro V" and "Fix My Hog" DVD's for Fathers Day). The bike has 18,000 miles on it, but I got an extremely good price from a reliable seller. I just paid an extra $800 for new tires, change all fluids (motor, transmission & primary Amsoil synthetics), and 20,000 mile service. I will learn to do this myself going forward. I want this bike to last for a good long while for me or if I decide to sell (I'm already being seduced by the 2009's), but am currently Harley poor and expect to be for a while (not a bad thing!). Now the question.... I can't seem to get comfortable with the correct cruising gear (5 speed tranny). Accelerating through the gears is no problem, but being in 4th gear @ 2800-3000 RPM's gives me 60-65 MPH's. This seems (slightly) sluggish at times, but O.K. most times. I don't really know what the optimum RPM's for cruising should be, or what range I should be when in traffic? I haven't really been in 5th gear too much (yet), and when I was (trying to get to 70 MPH) the RPM's dropped to about 1800-2000 and it was obviously the wrong gear. I want to treat this bike good, but can't seem to find a good answer. Is this just something I am going to have to learn and adapt a feel for? I am afraid of abusing the engine and transmission in the process. Or, should i just not worry and enjoy the ride? Thank you for allowing me the format to introduce myself and pose a question in the same thread, I hope I didn't wear out my welcome.