Black is Beautiful! Brought home my new Fat Boy!
After looking around for a month or so, I brought home a beautiful Vivid Black FLSTF Fat Boy yesterday evening and am (again) in Harley Heaven!
I was headed for Red Hot Sunglo but when I saw that Vivid Black it just brought out the chrome work so well and looks so classic!
I've put 125 miles on it, gently breaking it in, riding in the windy roads of the wine country we live in. Now for a couple of questions:
1.) What is the very best way to care for (detail) black paint? I bought some S100 for general cleaning of the the bike and Protectall to polish it. Any other ideas? I plan to use micro fiber clothes or old (clean) diapers.
2.) I am not picture-posting literate. Can someone help this old fart figure out how to post a picture of my new bike? I have the picture from my camera on my desktop, but can't seem to get the "Insert Image" thingy up above to work. If you don't mind helping me I'll try to get a pic posted soon.
3.) Pipes? I have been looking at V&H Big Shot Staggered's, 2 into 1 and now am even considering just some V&H or Rush slip ons with aan SE Air Cleaner and a fuel computer as I guess I'm one of the few who actually like the stock exhast tone. I don't want a splitting headache after a ride from "blatty," loud pipes. If you have any suggestions here, please, by all means speak up! (I had a V&H Pro Pipe on my last Heritage and thought I'd try something different).
I had forgotten just how awesome it is ride a Harley through the windy roads and backways. With the new motor it just takes a crack of the throttle to accelerate through the gears and the feeling is heavenly.
I really needed to get back on a Harley and decompress from a stressful job. I just love the tone and power, and fellowship with other riders.
Thanks for putting up with my rambling! It's good to back on a Harley...
very, very good!~