While riding the Natchez Trace Parkway through Alabama and Mississippi, my Roadmaster died. Wouldn't start, and this was in the midst of a torrential thunderstorm. Had to get it towed to the nearest dealer (Jackson, MS) but it was Sunday and they didn't open until Tuesday, so I was laid up in Jackson for two days. $400 in hotel costs for the new room and for cancelling the rooms in Natchez where I was supposed to be those days. Another $160 at the dealer in Jackson to find and fix the problem. The culprit was a loose battery cable on the positive terminal. Something really simple and stupid! But it had a catastrophic effect on the bike, killing it until the connection was tightened. Let me tell you that being stranded and having to get the bike towed is an extremely unpleasant experience. When I returned home, I informed my regular Indian dealer about this experience, and he stated that he believed that Indian was aware of this problem and that he had seen bikes where this was happening. I've owned the bike for two years and have had it serviced regularly and according to schedule. So a word to all here -- anytime your bike is in for service, insist that your dealer check the cables and tighten them as necessary. And even then it's a good idea to ride with the tools you need to fix this problem should it arise. I know that I will in the future.