I had to say "farewell" to "Scout", my 2005 Softtail Deluxe Harley. She got too heavy for me and I did not feel comfortable on her anymore. I am vertically challenged! I loved that bike, and I was emotional letting her go. The Easter Bunny brought me a new 2013 1200XL Limited anniversary edition. "Buster Brown" ( I name everything) is about 200 pounds lighter and much easier to navigate with it's shorter wheel base. I wasn't ready to give up riding my own yet. I will dearly miss "Scout" but am looking forward to many miles on the road with "Buster".
I had the HD shop add a windshield and luggage rack/back rest and they lowered the front end for me.