JJ & Who: How does one get $ 12,883 "out the door" from a "sale price" of $ 11,600 on that new leftover 2010 VN2000 Classic LT that JJ has linked? I saw that too on Cycletrader. I'd say $ 9,500 could be low but perhaps a good starting point to reach something more realistic. [Of course $ 13K "out the door" was too high.]
As this is a leftover 2009 that I saw, it would have to be worth something less than sale price $11.6K and out the door price of $12.9K for a leftover 2010.
MMOJO, Regardless of the price upon which you decide, its YOU who has to stroke the check , so as long as you are happy, thats what counts. I personally think 9200 is a great starting point & it should be not far off the finish line , either, unless you start adding OEM trinkets .
As for some of your other questions, I would recommend Cobra Fatty freeway bars over the Kawi bars, they are a one piece /heavier bar than the Kawi
I have had both.
I have not seen any rear guards for these bikes.
Suspension adjustment, depends upon your size ? its not complicated,
Anything else: leave enough cash on the table to throw away the factory seats & replace them with almost ANY aftermarket, I am partial to Mustang , but there other s as well.
Bigger bags could also be an upgrade to be considered, or a trunk