I'm Mark. I'm 45 and after riding dirtbikes every weekend for 37 of those years I have decided to give streetbikes a try.
Bought a 2005 V-Star 1100 with 9,500 miles April 9th (Craigslist). Had to maintain it to suit me (oil, oil filter (yuk), valves, air filter, clean all that oil out of the airbox, brakes, brake fluid, front tire, fuel filter, carb sync, various rusty bolts, check EVERYTHING!)
SO glad I found this site and all the step by step instructions for doing all of this. More than awesome... Thanks to everyone, especially the people with the sloneservices site that has the FAQ!
As I only have a learners permit so far, I haven't gotten to ride it as much as I would like. However, I think that is going to change as it gets warmer here.
Thanks again and I'm sure anxious to ride my new (to me) 1100!