Welp, I took the plunge and landed a nice 2010 Thunderbird 1700. It is the special edition with factory big bore and metallic red haze paint - not sure if that is actually a "SE" designation, as it looks like there was another SE released with bags and whatnot.
I've put about 75 miles on her so far and really enjoyed every mile. I found that I could rest my groin (!) by using the back pegs which gives me a more sport bike like feel that I'm used to. I'm sure it looks really stupid, so I was doing it when no one was looking.
I also found that I could hook my heels over the pegs as suggested here, and the buckles on my boots are just in the right spot to sort of anchor my feet so I can really relax them up there. I bought a set of Triumph floorboards, but it looks like you need the mounting kit from the heel-toe conversion to install them, so I'll have to ship them back to MADDS (great service btw).
It was funny after getting it home, I looked down at the odometer.. and this is what I saw!
I had to snap a pic.
Thanks for everyone's help!