New Member - Back on the road!!
Hi All, I've been reading this forum a fair amount and enjoying the posts and information. Lot's of good stuff, Thanks.
I had been without a bike for about 10 years after going down for the 2nd time commuting to work and the family pressure was strong to not replace. Well, I hit the 65 mark, retired and my wife brought up the idea of getting a bike! She probably won't ride with me but the decision was made before the sentence was completed. After the USAF, I worked most of my life in the medical imaging (x-ray etc.) side of the business repairing or managing teams. As a kid, I had a Yamaha 250, a 1971 Kawasaki 500 HD, then in the AF I went to a Honda 500-4 (in-line). Took a break for a bunch of years raising kids and then picked up a BMW LT. Used. I always buy used. There are terrific deals out there from a lot of people that think they want to ride, spend a lot of money on a new bike and then don't ride. After a few years, I went down on that bike and picked up a BMW K1200 GT. Wonderful machine. Got knocked off that bike on the freeway going home and that was it for a while. Now I bought a 2002 V-Star 1100 with less than 9,000 miles on it. Runs great. I want to do a few things to it still. The pipes are stock, I want to add heated grips (BMW spoiled me) and power for the phone which will be my GPS.
Pics of the new ride are here but they're not pretty outdoor pics since it's raining around here and I just brought it home a couple of days ago. Again, great forum, thanks for all the participation and I look forward to becoming part of it!
2002 V-Star 1100