I guess I've lurked long enough - it's time to actually say something. Here's a little bit about myself:
My measurements are 44, 38, 40, and I like girls who... Oh wait, wrong forum.
I've had an endorsement since I was 16 but went through a long 2-wheel dry spell. I bought an '07 V-Star 1100 Classic last summer from a friend and I've been taking day trips and gaining experience with the bike. I just broke a 300+ mile day and took a well known ride from Sunnyside to Goldendale WA. I felt like a little old lady on my cruiser as the sport bikes passed me at 100 mph. Punks.
My first new member comment is this: If you are new to motorcycles after a dry spell take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation new rider course. I don't care if you think you're above a beginner this is really important. I rode bikes for years when I was a whippersnapper but this spring I took the course and all I can say is that is was scary to find out how much I didn't know. I grew up in the days when you took your Yamaha 100 to the DMV, ran through a few cones, and got your endorsement. This course has made me a more skilled, confident rider and later this summer I'm going to take the intermediate course to improve further. OK, lecture over.
This is a great forum and I've learned a lot from everybody here. I'm finally to the point where I might actually have something to add.
My bike consists of:
'07 Yamaha 1100 Classic
Hard Krome Slash Cut Slip-ons
Cobra sissy bar & luggage rack
Throttlemeister throttle lock
The photo is from last summer on a great ride from Odessa across the Columbia on the Keller Ferry, up to Twin Lakes, back down and across the Columbia on the Gifford Ferry, and back home. I'll have to get a new one up after my next ride.