A month ago, I picked up this minty 2015 XL1200C Sportster for a good price, but as this model comes from Harley, it has horribly inadequate, spine-jarring, 2.12 inch travel rear shocks, who's purpose is to give the bike that oh-so fashionable, ass-dragging, 'low look'. It was intolerably harsh to ride on anything other than glass-smooth pavement, so off they came, and on went a new set of 13.5 inch Progressive shocks, raising the rolling chassis to level, and almost doubling the shock travel. Before... After... The difference in ride quality is very apparent, and well worth the added expense of the new shocks. Next items to go, were the factory 'forward' foot-controls, replaced by a set of 'mid-position' foot controls I found on eBay, they were removed from a late model Sportster. Before... After... The bike is now reconfigured as a 'standard', and is much more enjoyable (to me anyway) to ride our Black Hills area on. The Sportster had only been ridden 1400 miles in the previous four years since new, and I have doubled that in the past thirty days, and that while also riding my Guzzi V7III, Triumph Thruxton, and also a new 2018 Honda Goldwing purchased about the same time as the Sportster last month. The Sportster's are fun, reasonably powerful, and very economical to ride and maintain.