It is with a somewhat heavy heart, that I must say goodbye, I traded in my blue V for a Honda Silver Wing. Despite my best efforts, I could not make the V comfortable for long distance riding. I bought the Baldwin seat, Speedys, lowering kit, footpeg lowering kit. Nothing could make the riding position more comfortable. The bike was top-heavy, I could not come to terms with the fact it did not have ABS.
I do alot of commuting on my bike in some of Los Angeles worst traffic, and my wrists are not what they used to be. I also have had several instances where-by I almost have been rear ended, and just barely moved out of the way in time. So I had to come to a decision about what my needs were versus what my V presented me with.
I decided on the Honda because it met my needs for comfort, lower center of gravity, its CVT trans, its power. The bike is fantastic, Honda builds a great product.
I would like to thank all of you, for a great resource, a great forum, a place to go when questions need answering. Thanks, GV09