Your Bike is awesome. I always appreciate it when I see someone's bike which is obviously used and loved extensively by its owner. Your experience with the SS's is exactly as has been reported now by many other riders. Thank you for your input, and this report. BTW, looks like I may be making the trips up to national on my new C14 in July. Will you and C be there? Might be an excellent time for a Northwest OBB customer appreciation get together . Please advise your intentions with regard to National so we can plan something. Best, Dave R.