Great Sunday reading....however, I can certainly empathize with your need to constantly wrench on your new bike. Good luck 17, I hope by next season your bike runs flawlessly. To think all I had to do was sign on the dotted line....and I would have had a 17 classic too....however, my gut told me to stick with the 9lt. It has served my needs and the biggest hastle I've had was the recurring fast blinker syndrome....certainly minor. I still have my puter loaded with images of the 1700, with me sitting on it, smiling away....but, I stayed with the 9...and I'm happy I did. I realize the 17 is a different animal..and from all I've read....a bit untamed.
2009 VN900 Classic LT.
Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cobra luggage rack.
Kuryakyn Grand Tourer luggage bag.
Kuryakyn air filter cover.
170/80/15 Metzler rear tire.
Fire and Ice passenger floorboards.
Stage 2 debaffle (screens left intact).