From what I have gathered, I must have picked a good dealer. When I purchased my bike, about the only thing I knew for sure was if I bought a Honda, it wouldn't be from the local dealer. I almost didn't buy a Honda, period, because of the condecending attitude I got from the sales staff here. I contacted several other dealers within a 200 mile radius, and ended up choosing Tulare Honda. Tulare is about 60 miles or so north of us, close enough to ride to, not so far to be a real hassle. They weren't the lowest in price, and I told them so, but I also told them I expected to be treated a bit better than the local dealer. When I had the ECM changed, they were fast and clean, didn't squabble about the added goodies (passenger arm rests, Baker wings, etc.). When I found out about the weld recall, I contacted Tulare Honda and they told me they had just gotten all the paperwork and were working on finding a good welder that would come to their shop so they wouldn't have to run the risk of moving a partially disassembled bike and damaging anything. About two weeks ago, they called me and told me they had found a welder that met their requirements as far a qualifications and mobility. So, I'm taking it in today, in between rain showers, and hopefully will have it back on Tuesday or Wednesday. I was told that Honda will have a representative there on Monday when they do the work on 4 bikes, maybe I'll get the chance to tell them how I feel about potential resale value drop, and what they can do to make it up to me when they come out with a replacement bike. I'd almost bet that the 2005 model bike will look nothing like the 1800's, there are way too many embarrassments with that already.