Hello all! Have been looking for a forum to join for bikes, finally found this one. I'm 36, married to my husband Tom 17 years. And while I'm mainly the passenger on our 2008 V-Star Touring bike, we both work on it ( have been a mechanic about 16 years). We started out (bought it in May 2012) with an '06 V-Star 650, my husband's first bike since the Honda 450 he owned about 11 years ago. He also raced modified midgets ( 600cc Honda f3 engines in those) so he's had the experience. I'm still learning, and may one day work up to my own bike. We loved the 650, it just wasn't big enough. So, we found our '08 V-Star Touring and traded the 650 in on it this past August. The '08 had 4500 miles on it when we got it, have put almost 2,000 miles on it since! Absolutely LOVE our bike.