Main Motorcycle: 2012 Thunderbird Storm
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Johnstown, OH
Congratulations, just got one a couple months ago myself and love it.
My buddy bought a brand new Fat Bob a couple years ago. He ended up having starting issues with it and HD had the bike off and on for a year or so trying to fix it. They never could get it resolved, and they wouldn't make it right, so he ended up having to sue them. Granted, it was the dealership not making it right, and when corporate was notified of a potential lawsuit they instructed the dealership to buy the bike back at full price, which they did last month.
I was down there visiting him last weekend and he rode my Storm. Needless to say, he's going to look at Thunderbirds this weekend. He said my Storm was way quicker than his Fat Bob, even though he had spent thousands on pipes, breathers, tunes, etc.
There are some things about his HD that I liked better than on my Triumph. The paint, chrome, alarm/keyless, hidden cables, etc. The overall finish seems a little higher quality, but that comes at a price. Also, there are other things I like a lot better about my Triumph....which is why in the end, I went with the bird. He liked his Fat Bob a lot when it worked, but he told me he can't stand the thought of giving HD any more of his money after the way he was treated, so he's going to look at Triumph.
Anyway, that was a long story...bottom line, I think you made a good choice, and you're gonna love the bike.