Just got back to south FL after a 4000 mile trip up to Michigan and then over to Virginia Beach and home. Stock seat with a sheepskin cover gave me 3 hour rides. The cruise worked great and was a welcome relief to my right arm. The stage one pipes have a great sound now and never interfeared with listening to my ipod. The bike now has close to 12,000 miles on it and the transmission is noticeably quieter. Always got positive remarks about the beauty of the styling. I had almost perfect weather thru out the trip with the only rain being in the panhandle of FL. 15 minutes of terror and then the skys cleared. The next morning when I left Albany GA I needed my leather jacket. All in all I love this bike and am looking forward to many thousands of fun miles.