Thanks for the nice comments. This chopper rides every bit as good as it looks.
Working on it is incredible. No more screwing with the tank to get to the carb. It's right there and accessible. Same with distributor. Cleaning the air filter is one allen bolt right there in front of you fully exposed. Rear tire off in 2 minutes, tranny out in 40, back installed in an hour and a quarter. I've probably split the Boss frames 30 times now and won't miss it a bit at least on mine. I have about 20 friends close by with Bosses so I suspect I'll be involved in many frame splitting exercises in the future.
It's streamlined, lighter, much more agile, and much less tiring to ride in spite of the rigid rear suspension. The brakes suck and the rear lighting is barely adequate but I'm working on both.
If one was to want everything in one package, the 2 wheeled Boss is a great decision in spite of it's tranny inadequacies, weight and size, and generally poor handling characteristics. I think Adrian knew as did Gary and I that there is no one perfect machine. For all the attention and ewww's and ahhhh's, the chopper is number one IMHO. For great cross country and giving your honey a great ride, hard to beat a BMW LT or a Goldwing. For the twisties, many great choices with mine being the FJR.
I believe my next and only Boss will be the 3 wheeled variety. They are again, IMHO, without any competition.