About 3 years ago I did the same thing you did: Sold my nearly brand new Connie for a '99 LT with just 8700 miles on it.
The decision was made because the SO at the time hated being in the back of the Connie. It was as unpleasant for her in the back as it was fun for me to ride!
It took me a little while to get used to the weight of the beast and low speed handling. Never had a serious problem with the mount, but I did have the shift linkage break 2 block away from home and quickly replaced with a kit from PhilJohn of this forum.
I never worried about rear drive failure and used the bike as my primary transportation and weekend getaway getaway vehicle loaded with 2 up.
I loved the Brembo brakes!!!
Sold it with 32K miles when a great deal on an '03 with similar mileage came along. More chrome and integral brakes, Autocom system (after market product), and some warranty left made my decision easy.
If you get a decent deal on your '01, look no further and just ride!!! if you feel the need you can always buy an extended warranty to cover ABS and rear drive failure, should any of that occur.
After all, riding is all about leaving your worries behind!!!)
Gilles & Kathy
2011 Ostra Gray RT
06 Mercedes-Benz E350 Estate (parts and people hauler)
2012 BMW X3 (parts and people hauler)
86 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (my "new" baby)
For her I climbed the highest mountain!
For her I swam across the deepest ocean! For her I walked through the largest desert!
And then she left me... She said I was never home!!!
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