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I trying to decide on a new motorcycle I am looking at the classic 350 but I have concerns the nearest dealer is 150 Mi away are parts available since they're so limited number of dealers in the US also I called the dealer to find out about the service for the 300 miles and they're talking upwards of $400 for their service which seems steep to have to take the motorcycle up to the dealership and leave it overnight and pick it up

I am just looking for an old man's bike no speed demons just a reliable motorcycle that I can ride and have a life of 40,000 miles out of it
 

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I can't answer about parts availability in the USA but can talk about the relaxed riding attitude you get riding the Classic 350. Depending on what you've run previously (in my case an Indian Scout) I find riding the 350 such a relaxing change of pace.

As you say, the weak spot for the latest classic is its service interval. A 300-mile first service and valve checks every 3000 miles beyond that is a pain, especially if you are a fair distance from the dealer. Fortunately, there are some videos available on-line describing how to do these checks and everything else beyond that should be straight forward if you know your way around a bike.

If you want a simple life, you could always look at a Japanese retro with their 10000+ service intervals (and double price tag), but what would be the fun with that?
 

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I just recently purchased a halcycon grey classic 350 ,watched all the videos and you can do the first yourself I and other people have done so with little or no experience with these very simple bikes.It is so fun to ride and tinker with,I also have a 2012 honda goldwing which is very complicated compared to most bikes and i do all the service work on it so the 350 is a cinch,but again watch videos and go to the forums ,you will find that there are alot of people that are willing and eager to help and wont charge you 150 plus dollars per hour.`that info is free and honest.good luck!
 
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