I traded My FLD for a '12 VRSCF this past summer.
They are totally different animals.
The FLD is a LA-Z-Boy recliner compared to the F. From the comfy seat to the full size floorboards the FLD is cushy. Easy to strip the bags and screen off. Decent torque in the 103". It even corners pretty easy and confidently.
But that wasn't good enough for me. Oh, No.
Ignored it for awhile, but I just could not stop from bouncing it off the rev limiter: at 5200 rpm. Yes 5200.
Which coincidentally is right about where the F starts to really haul the mail.
More room in the saddlebags, but they don't come with them, and they take 20x longer to remove. Windscreens are equally as easy to remove.
Seat is, to me, good for the long haul. I miss the floorboards, but you can up for pegs that flip heel supports out. To switch up on a long day I can also put my feet on the rear pegs for a break.
It does not corner as well as the FLD. In fact it is a little odd at first having the wheel fight you as you lean on it, but you get over it.
Gas tank is about the same size and the F is really not that much thirstier than the FLD it's just that with the F you find yourself doing 'The Ton' a lot more.
I started calling the FLD the 'Road Queen' because it looked a little wimpy and the bags were too small. When the speed was up it felt like you had to make the FLD work a lot more than the F to get to and maintain speed.
I miss the floorboards and the torque, but that's it. The F often draws people to it. It is comfy enough to ride 400 miles in a day. Has a definite giggle factor when it comes to speed. And it looks a lot more butch than the FLDRQ.
My jean leg is 32. I don't mind the stretch at all.
Love the VRod.