CVO bikes are nice. The MOCO does a good job of putting together a premium package that usually appeals to a fairly large group. You can add all the goodies and options you want to a RGS but it still will never be a CVO bike. It's just a bike that you have customized to your liking. Much like everyone else here on this great forum. The amount you choose to spend on upgrades doesn't make it "your own CVO". By just adding shocks, a windshield and slip ons It makes it your own custom bike. Add a larger displacement motor and upgrade your stereo...whatever makes you happy, you are still customizing a Roadglide Special. Spend your hard earned dollars the way you want and make your bike whatever your dreams and budget will allow.I want to start with the statement that I absolutely LOVE the CVO, who doesn't? When I was shopping for my RG this year I was super close to get the CVO, but a thought behind my mind that I could build my own CVO with the specs I wanted kept me from pulling the trigger....
Here were my thoughts/desires/decisions:
1) I am a sucker for black and chrome, which to my advantage is one of the least expensive options for the RGS.
2) I want a higher displacement than the 114, so the 117 was appealing but the the 122ci is even more appealing.
3) Need a better sound on the RGS, the CVO comes out of the box with what I wanted.
4) I love the Rinehart sound, so I would need an upgrade here.
5) Need a bit higher windshield.
With that in mind I took the plunge into making my own on a RGS black and chrome. So far I have purchased the following for upgrades:
1) Ohlins 159 shocks
2) Memphis Shades 8.5" black smoke
3) Rinhehart DBX45 (all chrome)
For the winter I am working with the dealer for:
1) 122ci stage 3 kit
2) Rockford Fosgate stage 3
3) Lid speakers
I believe this will be it, maybe upgrade the seats...not sure yet....All in all, I am looking into less than $10k into upgrades (according to my calculations) which makes me really really happy as to ME it will have the upgrades I think I want (at least for now) for about the same price as a factory CVO...
Note: I am not trying to justify not getting the CVO, it is an awesome machine for sure.... I am sharing because I wanted to do my own CVO.