hey all,names Dave, new to this forum. Former NYer living down in Florida now just north of daytona. I have a 2005 V Star 1100 and love the ride. I actually had to drop it a few weeks ago thanks to a driver who doesnt believe in stop signs, My first drop and slide ,around 25 feet, we both faired very well, just a bit of road rash on me and even less to the bike. Its out of the shop now and rides better then ever,glad to join this forum, looks like it can be very informative.