Okay so it's a pleasant retro ride and has a few advantages over a completely stock FLH .
The front brake is complete crap . Complete and unadulterated crap . Even when it does work it's after 20 pulls straight to the grip and then and only then does it work . Release and commit to the same drill for each and every stop thereafter .
Look I've been in these things before and all it was , was parts replacement . this time something is different . Keep in mind I have 30 years of rice wrenching behind me as well as a smattering of H-D . I always questioned round O-ring in the caliper and have repeatedly asked about the sometimes called "friction ring/washer" in the groove at the bottom of the caliper . I have never had issues before but I suppose the one I own rather than a customer bike is ok .
Does this at all sound familiar to anyone ? It would be nice to have a real , operating , stopping , front brake ...