Ok, some background is in order. Spring of 2012 I took the msf course. I had wanted a bike since I was a kid but was too poor and then by the time I could afford something I was married and she was against it. Long story short I wore her down and got my endorsement. Bike 1 Had to work quick on this one before momma changed her mind. Had ridden a street glide before and loved it. Knew I wanted a bagger but I am a researcher to the point of ocd. Found vic, liked it and settled on a xc. Trouble was I couldnt find a used one and had to work quick. Found a nice 06 flhx locally. Less than 4k miles. Best part (I thought) it had s&s 106 stroker, mikuni carbs 495 cams rhineharts and oh yeah nitrous. Bought it, had a ball scaring myself silly then found the downside. Heavy clutch, lots of leaks, in short found why the twin cam isnt worth trying tk make 100 horse. I farm and hated having to maintain allthat equipment plus work on that bike constantly. Bike 2 Voltage regulator went out "in town" and limped it into the vic dealer. You know the one I didnt buy a bike from. They treated me like family, diagnosedmthe voltage regulator and put my battery on a charger so I could make it home. For free. Also offered to push any bike off the showroom floor for me to 3ide while I waited. So I put 120 miles on 2 new bikes each that afternon. Loved the xr classic le I rode. 3 weeks later I bought it. Bye bye street glide. Loved the new bike to death and rode it 4000 miles in a couple of months. Bike 3 Bear with me. January 2013 I am working my other full time job as a professional firefighter. Routine house fire. Almost done with the house and part of the house collapses. On me. Had two thoughts. One is I am always so dang careful and now something is falling on me. Other was wow my knee just went pop. Next thing I know I am trapped. I can move my head left and right bit thats it. Cant look up, cant move. After several guys come and dig me out I seemed ok. Nope. After several knee dislocations over the next few months they decide I need reconstructive knee surgery. Crap. Basically no riding for 2013. Or working. Pr pretty much anything. Anyway I decided to treat myself to a new bike when I could ride again. I loved my xr but missed the fairing and stereo of the flhx. So I put a deposit on a chieftan monday morning after the sturgis reveal. For the sake of making a long post slightly less long I changed my mind and bought a xct this week instead. Cant wait for the ok to start riding again. You all dont know it but all my reading here helped in both my vic purchases. So thank you all and I look forward to contributing now.