Let me preface this by saying, I am doing this build thread to help me document my history with my first HD. I don't anticipate this being a wild build, but just simple things to make it more comfortable and to help me keep track of everything I do to it, and with it, over the years.
I bought this Superior Blue 2015 Road Glide Special in October 2018 with 19,135 miles on the odometer. It was basically a site unseen purchase because when I drove to Ashburn, VA to look at it, it was dark and pouring rain. The bike started and stopped and sounded good, so I took a chance and went with it. Interstate private sales are not easy, but I think I was able to get a decent deal considering the parts that the original owner already added to it. It was originally purchased in 2015 from Grove's Winchester Harley-Davidson. Upon purchase, the bike received: a color-matched detachable tour pak, sissy bar, speaker lids, tall windshield, hidden antenna, driver backrest, Harley Stage 1 Engine kit (SE Air Cleaner and Tuner), and RCX Header and Slip-ons. Here it is with all accessories as shown in the Cycle Trader ad I found it in.
I broke it in the right way with a 100 mile ride from the previous owner's house to home in 40 degree temps and 30 mph winds. I wore my snowmobile suit and boots.
Since October, I've only managed to put a little over 1000 miles on it, mostly due to poor weather and travel for work. In those 1000 miles I've already decided I'd like a new seat (solo+pillion) and new handlebars (12 or 14, still can't decide). The only changes I've made to it are a purchased luggage rack to carry my Cajon to acoustic gigs and a 14" tall smoked LRS windshield. I've also added vent screens I made from gutter guards. Here is the bike last fall with those items added.
I am really looking forward to taking this thing out on day trips and using it for what it was designed to do. This year it is at least going to Gettysburg Bike Week in July and I have a decent ride planned to Flying Dog Brewery through the back roads of central MD. It is due for a new front tire and brakes and the next big mod will be the seat. For those that actually read the whole post, thanks for following along.