I can be long winded, but I'll try to be concise! I bought my Classic in February after selling my M109. I wanted to get something that was a little more laid back and something I could put miles on. The M109 was comfortable enough, but the windshield choices out there are not great, and either suck . . or diminish the cool factor immensely. Miss the hyper-speed setting though!
I bought my '09 with barely 800 miles on it, if you can believe that. Had a light bar, case guards and saddlebags.
I just fitted the Custom World backrest, Cut down the Ghost Brackets so it all fits nice and precise, and am now going to notch the backrest so I can merey loosen the bolts and slide it off. That will be this week I hope. It's on now, but I like the convertible aspect of accessories.
I then went to work on the front end. I stripped the fork lowers, removed the triple trees and painted them a low gloss black which mimics powder coating well in my opinion. Paint was baked on in all cases.
I then added Chrome World front wind deflectors and attached them by using the lower holes and tapping the triple tree and rubber mounted the upper portion there. It looks clean, factory and can be left on with or without a windshield as the upper mount was originally designed to tie into a windshield bracket.
This week, I added my Batwing fairing. And, If I wasn't sure about the looks of the bike before, The Batwing pulled it together for me. I run Aux. lights and JJ helped a ton in my deciding whether they would work or not. They definitely do. Thanks again JJ.
Yesterday, I popped two baffles out of the exhaust as a "do for now" measure and while it isn't throaty enough for me yet, it helped. I'm going to ride this season and get some miles on the bike before I get into the whole intake/exhaust controller aspect . . (I think!!!!)
In a week or so, My Mustang Daytripper saddle will be here to further the journey a little more.
Here some pics. . . .