Well after a few weeks of waiting for the V&H Longshots to come off backorder they finally arrived last week for my 1500 classic. Spent friday evening taking off the old ones and installing the new ones. Ran into a liittle difficulty in that the bracket holes did not want to allign with the bolts but after some gentle persuasion and audible grunting we did get the bolts through. I removed the stock baffles and installed the quiet baffles that are designed for the bigshots. The technical help at V&H (Wendy was her name) swore up and down that the baffles would not fit the longshots. She was wrong, as the 2.25" pipe openenings house the new baffles perfectly. I was tempted to "start her up" but wanted to rejet first. We did that today and although it was time consuming getting the carb out and then back in it was worth it. The bike fired up and runs flawlessly. Even though it was only 35 degrees here in upstate NY today I took it for a little spin and the pipes sound truly awsome. Absolutely no roughness or popping upon decceleration of any kindso I may not have to perform the marbelling trick at all. Also, since installing the progressive springs two weeks ago the handling and shock absorption has improved exponentially. I recommend them highly to anyone that has tired of that soft front end!!! Now its time to the baby to bed till spring!