I'm on the verge of purchasing a 2007 Heritage Softtail Classic (FLSTC) and have a couple questions for anyone that has some input to share. First, about how much should I expect to pay for a new 2007 FLSTC with two-tone paint job? MSRP is around $18,625 with no other options added. I'm sure there must be some markup the dealers get that they can play with, but I have no idea how much that is on a Harley. Are there dealers that discount more heavily on sale of new bikes, and if so who are they? Second, I've read and heard alot about changing the exhaust pipes and the air breather, and doing a re-tuning of the bike for more power. Is this really something necessary to do? Or is it just another method for the dealers to make some more cash on a sale? If it is indeed worthwhile, when should the change be made? Before delivery after the sale? Wait till after the 500 mile break-in period? Or is anytime OK? Also, has anyone had a lowering kit installed on their FLSTC to lower seat height? I was told by the local dealer that there's a kit for about $200 that installs to the rear suspension that will lower the seat height about an inch (to the same as the Softtail Classic model). I'm wondering what the trade-off of doing this will be to the bike's ride and handling? Thanks in advance for any answers and input you can provide.