Thought I would give my views on Tri Glide as have had now since Feb 2012. I bought a used 2009 with 4300 miles on it and now have about 8200 having recently rode for 6 days and put on about 2100 miles. It is basic stock except some crome the prevoius owner put on. I have added back rest, highway pegs, and floorboards.
I love this machine and as I have muscular problem with my legs it has kept me riding. It has sufficent power in 5th gear and I can ride 70 mph easy - I don't use 6th unless over 75 mph. Corners are not an issue as it is very easy to stear as long as you don't get to aggresive. I was ahead of some 2 wheel bikes and had no trouble in hair pin turns staying out in front. It is easier to ride longer because of the fairing - takes 95% of wind off your chest. I have put on an 8 inch windvest windsheild and works very nice. Only downside and I have adjusted to them is back brakes are very poor, & seat is not as comfortable as would like. But would def recomend this bike
Many of us '09 and '10 TG owners have replaced the primary belt pulley with the '11 model. Makes running in 6th gear a bit more comfortable at higher cruising speeds. Might cost you about 400 bucks for part and labor but I feel it was worth the cost.
Almost forgot..........your speedo would read 5mph slower.
My 2012 spins at about 2,500 RPMs at 65MPH in 6th gear. With my current stock set up, it does not seem happy running less than 2,500 for extended time. Plus it does not have the grunt that I want it to have. So...bottom line...I shift into 6th at 65 MPH and back to 5th if dropping below 65MPH. After my in process stage 1.5 work is completed maybe I will reconsider.