Got bored with my cruiser, and I've been dying to build a cafe bike for a while. While this isn't exactly a good candidate, I did get offered this bike as a straight-up trade for my Shadow.
It is big, it is heavy, it has plenty of power. Still learning about the bike, but the plan for now is to ride it until the winter and then tear it down and make some cafe-inspired changes to the bike.
It does have the 2nd gear issue, though I can avoid having it pop out of gear if I baby it through second and use third to accelerate as necessary.
Even with the many issues the bike has, I feel like it was a good trade-up for me and I am stoked to have another project in the garage.