Back on after a long hiatus. Been riding my TWO B-Kings, yes, I own two now. After riding the one purchased new in 08 for thousands of miles including two non stop trips to Kansas City, 830 miles one way and many other shorter trips, I decided to get a back up King. So I bought a used one from a Suzuki/Victory dealer. It was 'customized,' if you can call it that, with some kind of rubberized dark grey coating over the side panels, etc. It would peel off under your finger. Also had four into one exhaust and a different handlebar, which I can't figure why the previous owner did that since it is very close to a stock one. So I paid someone some very well earned money to peel the coating, remove the panels and repaint them all in a dark red cherry metalflake. That includes the panels under the engine, the wheels, the sides of the front fender, and the scoop part of the tanks. The inner part of the front and rear fender and the gas tank remained black. Very subtle, looks all black in the shade, but put it in the sun and the red shows real nicely. The modified exhaust I have to live with. I say that because, of my two Kings, one silver and black stock and the other custom, guess which bike gets all the attention when I park them? That's right, the stock bike. The custom bike is just another crotch rocket to most viewers, unless they take a closer look. That headlight that looks like the face of a Transformer, the big scoops, etc need to be continued at the back with the stock exhaust. Remove those triangular shaped covers and you lose one third of the character of a B-King. Hope you guys have kept your stock pipes. I turn 76 on the 24th of March, and as long as I can keep sitting upright, I will keep twisting that throttle!