Hello all! I am a new member to the forum and this is my first post, however, I have spent a few days reading the forums and have came across a LOT of great information. So, first off, Thank You! I was deployed to Iraq in 03-04 and managed to save a little cash while there. I vowed that upon my return to the states I would purchase my first bike! I spent every opportunity afforded to me on the H-D website and determined, on my own, (no experience whatsoever) that I wanted a 1200C Sportster. In my mind, it was a smaller bike (I'm 5' 9" and 170lbs.), looked cool, and the price was better than the big twins. So, upon my redeployment, my wife and I went motorcycle shopping! We walked away with a 2005 1200 Custom Sporty with the S.E. slip on pipes and Stage II kit installed. I loved that bike! In two years time I managed to put nearly 8000 miles on it. I even rode from the panhandle of Florida, to central Kentucky in 12 hours...WITHOUT a windshield! Unfortunately, I had to sell the bike in 2008 due to getting out of the Army and taking a less paying job. I am back on my feet now and itching for a new bike! I really want a Heritage Classic. For the money, it seemds like the best equiped for my needs. My wife is looking forward to a few trips with me and with the sissy bar and bags as standard, and its classic looks, I think it is the right bike for me. My dad recently purchased a 2011 Street Glide and highly recommends it, or a touring model, over the softail soley for the comfort. So, there you have it, a little background info and a choice between a Heritage Classic and a Touring model. Any advice would be certainly appreciated. Thanks!