Sorry about the scant info. I am a recently returning rider who was off bikes for 40 years. It never left my system, and I guess I wore my wife down over the years. When she said, "Oh, alright, go ahead and get one," I enrolled in an MSF course. The course was clearly valuable, but even at age 63, coming back was "like riding a bike." It came back to me comfortably. What is more, I wasn't the oldest in the class. There were two older.
I am an active, college professor, and my interest in riding is confined to commuting, touring some of the beautiful, hilly, twisty country roads in Tennessee, and running errands. At this point, I'm not a night rider nor a denizen of the interstate highways. While some have said that I am having my "late life crisis," I have been blessed teaching within a profession for over forty years where my students haven't aged a bit. Each and every year, the people I work with are 18-22 years old.
Summers are terrific. My wife, also a teacher, have long stretches of time to spend vacationing, spending time with grandchildren, and going on trips with friends, and enjoying the good life.
The bike is a 2007 Star 650 Classic. I bought it with less than 7000 miles on it in pristine condition. I have posted a picture. I have added saddlebags since the photos were taken. While it's certainly not a show bike, in my mind with my excitement, it's perfect!
I am asking for help in finding crash bars that I can add. There's a lot of bars out there, but so many will not work with the 2007 Star 650 Classic. My comment about the floorboards should have been that ...."have floorboards and love 'em," ......not "love 'me." That typo was courtesy of Apple.
Any help and opinions are valuable. I have seen the Cobras and like the look, but they might not clear the floorboards by the appearance of some of the photos. Further, does anyone have favorite shopping targets? The Internet has been really helpful, but it's a jungle. We know that it's a great source that's a mile wide....guarantees, however, might only be an inch deep.
Thanks in advance for the responses I have already had. I look forward to more chats. Hope the photos uploaded.
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