I missed turning wrenches (for fun). Recently bought an '07 V-Star 1100 C to build as much as ride. My buddies all ride HD (not that I have issue with HD's). I have a running bet with them that I can build (not buy) a sweet bike of equal (or better) quality. All said, I'm going to be looking for info and willing to share what I know & learn.
Welcome to the forum from Houston. Your going to really enjoy that bike. I have an '08 1100 and it's great. I'm a Patriot Guard Rider member so I'm around lots of guys with HD's lol. They are a great group, no issue having my Yammy. Post pics when you can, we all love to see those bike pics.