My original choice was a Road King, but refuse to pay the kind of money it will take to lower the seat where I'll feel comfortable. It's the principle, spend all that money, and still have to shell out money to feel good riding it. All of the Softails are in the range that I feel comfortable and my feet are on the ground, at stops, where I like them to be. I guess I could avoid all the hassle by just buying the Kawasaki Nomad, but prefer the Harley. Also, at 64 y/o, I've pretty much decided against long trips on one. So most of my riding will be done around home or at most an over nighter; and if I do want to take a trip with my bike I"ll just load it up in the back of the pickup and have it when I get there. Which brings me to my question. I've narrowed my choices down to the Custom, Fatboy, or the Deluxe. My wife will be riding with me sometimes, but probably not often. Since she won't board our dogs, we don't take trips together (one of us stays home all the time if the other goes on a trip). She would never be with me on a long trip. Would appreciate hearing from Softail owners about how they feel about any of the three choices in regards to how it would fit in with my usage. Thank you for your time.