Yup, I am buying a Vaquero in January for the same reasons. They are way more rare than the HD's and way cheaper. I would still have the Raider except certain old lady cagers can't seem to look both ways before entering an intersection. Time to move on to a bagger with a 6 SPEED!!! you listening Yamaha? Laziness!!!
The venture is a great bike, I was actually leaning towards a used 2009 model. Great bike, but I couldn't get over the carburetors. I could live with the tape deck (just replace it with a gauge package) and the trunk (easily removable)... but carbs? On a newer bike that's pathetic. The big factor for me with the hd was the 6 gal tank and expanded range