So I brought home my latest addition today: XVS1300 2007
This is several firsts for me. Largest-displacement bike I've ever owned, First fuel-injected bike I've ever owned, first "darkside" bike with an auto/flat rear tire, first bike <10 years old I've ever owned.
A few issues I'm debating
1) Air filter. Are pods even relevant on a fuel injected bike? If so are any adjustments needed (aka like on a carb bike when you re-jet?) OR will just replacing the stock filter with a K&N be sufficient to add power?
2) Replace pipes? I've been very happy with my Cobra pipes on the VS 1100. Not thrilled with the sound of the stock pipes, and as always free-flowing is better (right?)
3) That car tire on the back. Feels weird to me, which is as-expected. The conventional wisdom is it take a while to get used to "the new normal"... But my gut is to go get an MC tire put back on (e.g. the Commander II's I have on my other bike and am very happy with).
I can already tell you I'm very pleased with the power, gearing and seat/position vs. my 1100 (but don't get me wrong, the 1100 is still a bike I love... and whether it stays or goes is up in the air...)