Background info. I'm coming from the world of BMW oilhead boxer twin engines. I've owned 5. For reasons stated in another thread I've made the switch.
So a very short, 30 mile ride when I got home and unloaded the bike.
Feels very light. Responsive steering with light input. Holds the line w/o wanting to stand up or fall in to a turn.
Decent acceleration for my 225 pounds.
Not as much engine braking as I expected. Takes a long time to decelerate after backing off on the throttle.
Bar position is just right. Peg lowering kit here this week to take care of knee bend. Seat felt OK but most do for 30 minutes.
Will take a couple hour ride to see if I need to be moving around or not.
Need to raise windscreen. May not help. Read about the mirrors and the different aftermarket windshields. Will have to study that more.
Need a shelf for my gps and locator.
Buying tank bag this week.
Buying a HT center stand as well.
Scratching my head about oiler/no oiler. Haven't had a chain driven bike since the 70's. (Yes, I know I'm an old phart here but I was just average in the BMW world. :mrgreen
Tires sound loud, but I'm used to PR
's so it isn't a fair comparison.
Turn signals look dinky and dim. Saw the advice to put in shiny tape to make them brighter.
Need some Hyperlites for the brake and turn signals.
Need to install a fuse block, a couple of 12V outlets on the dash.
More HD riders waved today than they did when I was on the Beemer.
All and all, I have a smile on my face and look forward with anticipation for the good things to come.