After looking at all my options and talking with the mechanic that built my engine, I traded it in for a 2013 Road Glide. Hated to see my train go but the old lady will be much happier on the back and now I don't have to worry about the damn thing breaking down. Thanks to everyone for the input and info throughout this. I made a lot of mistakes and learned alot. It will all be useful info for the future.
Night - thanks for documenting this saga, as I learned much just from reading this thread this morning. Appreciate the effort you made to share all of this, and wish you the very best with your new ride!