Recently picked up this 2008 XVS1300 - had been in the market for a Stryker, but this one cost half as much and I was sold after a test ride. Great bike all the way around, for what I thought was a great deal at only $3k:
What a great bike and a great deal! I would take that bike at that price any day.
If it has a quick release I would take the windshield off, and only put it on to ride on the interstate highways.
Agreed 100% - the windshield was the first thing to go (too damn hot down here right now to ride without maximum airflow) - and really, the wind-blast probably keeps me from going faster than I should
Ended up ditching the lightbar too - cheap quality & poor install. Using some 360 LED blinkers at the top of the forks for now - probably not my end-goal, just something I had sitting around already, good enough to keep me sort-of legal for now