Howdy, Vic! I hope you enjoy your HD as much as the rest of us. I'm the guy who wrote SYM to ask if Regular gas meets spec. <http://symforum.com/index.php?topic=1819.0> As you can see, I got an unequivocal answer from the factory that US and Canadian regular DOES meet spec and will NOT damage the engine. I do not believe, however, that running regular will improve mileage.
I used regular (regularly) for about 8000 miles, with no problems. I tend to think that, just as with other engines, there is no advantage to running a higher grade of fuel than the manufacturer requires. I can see, however, from earlier comments, that some very informed owners and riders disagree. If you have any concerns, the prudent thing to do would be to run premium, for a few cents more a fill up.
With me, it's a matter of principle. Maybe we're talking 'apples and oranges', but over a 40 year career flying piston and turbine aircraft, I got in the habit of following manufacturers' fuel recommendations to the letter. Of course, those using Premium are also following recommendations to the letter, since Regular OR HIGHER is specified. So, really, it's your choice, either grade should be OK.
Glad to see that your other glitches have been worked out.