I bought a used 2008 Strat S in mint condition a few weeks ago. Spent some time polishing the chrome up to 'specs'
, changing oil, and such, and have only had a few days on her. What an awesome machine!
Spent the other day riding with about 8 friends, all on various Harley's. They all asked about it, and one guy said "how much coin did you have to spend on all Thea chrome?". When I told him it was standard, his jaw dropped. After some fun runs through the country, the guy who was following me on his Roadking (98 cu in) said " dang son! I gave it all I had and still couldn't keep up with you! That thing flies!" when I told him I was holding back, he just shook his head.
All I've done to her is a K&N, and I drilled out the stock exhaust (followed by the Linerwiki fuel adjustment) and she flies. If anyone is interested, i'll post how I drilled out the exhaust. It was easy, and while it has more crack now when you roll the throttle, it's not loud at all, especially when cruising.
Glad to be hanging w/y'all!