My 99 FXDX used daily since I got it nearly new in September '99. Extremely easy going bike to ride even through the worst of the wet and salty British winter. Finish has held up well considering the conditions it has been used under (amazing what a 2 minute hosedown with fresh water will do after a winter commute). Anyone tries to tell you a Harley cannot commute all year round tell 'em to call me! Carl Holden