Great forum and site, just joined a few days ago. A little cold here in NY (I'm about 40 miles north of NYC) I still manage to get out once in a while - I'm a "year-rounder". Look forward to useful info here.
I'm new to the forum and wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, I'm from Dallas, TX and Ride a 2009 FXSTB, put on some blacked out V&H pipes, a heartland 200 EZ kit and hypercharger to tweek it a bit. The wife rides a 2007 XL1200N with blacked out side by side shorties. I'll throw some pics up in the next week or so.
Dang welcome y'all, these newcomer threads are getting more efficient, 4 in 1 if I haven't lost count. Welcome aboard, and Thanks for the nice introductions.
Mo- I'd guess if you take your bike in it will cost over $300. More if it needs anything. But it doesn't need anything. IMHO that's an exorbitant price to pay for an oil change and a blessing.
Service is a topic with lots of opinions, my bikes have both gotten close to the same miles as yours, and they will not get dealership service. I change my own oil and filter, I don't think anything else really needs service, assuming you check air pressure and belt tension and such. Not to insult the dealership mechanics, we have a few here now, I'd just rather make my own mistakes, if any, at a more reasonable rate. I don't use their oil or filters either, I get both from Amsoil.
fclef5 Welcome, riding in the cold is less uncomfortable than not riding, don't you think? The bikes runs better, too.
RiddinRugger - Plenty of Texas folks here, I'm a 40 mile commute from N Dallas myself. We'll all have to get together sometime.
jabRKC2007 - Welcome. Get some cold weather gear, cold and dry is when you'll get the best performance, and no bugs. :thumb