Hello from Central Arkansas
Well, been a long time lurker and enjoying all the V talk. Don't hold it against me but I don't have a V yet, don't even have a street ride.
Let me introduce myself a bit. Been riding all my life, (age 44), mainly dirt bikes. Current ride is a KTM 250XCFW. Have ridden street when I was younger with dual sport rides and ridden quite a bit on my brothers street bikes. One of my best and most surreal memories riding the street was riding down the highways of Hawaii with the sugar cane along the roads and the beautiful mountains all around. Riding along the north shore and to Waikiki was great also.
Been really gettin' the itch for the street but the only thing holding me back is the wife..... she's big time against the street bikes. She always been accepting of my dirt bikes since I've always had one but she doesn't like the idea of the street. (should have had one before getting married so she wouldn't be able to make an issue of it... dang it...)
Anyways, I'm heavily leaning towards a V at this point. The Z1000 looks good not sure if it handles light touring as good as the V. I know there are so many great roads within an hour from me thats its crazy not to get out an enjoy em. I read how many of you are travelling from surrouding states to come and enjoy the roads I have in my backyard. So any suggestions you guys have to convincing the wife? No, I won't just go and get one and then ask for forgiveness, its too big a purchase for that and don't want the grief. I also can't hide it.... it won't fit in a drawer or closet like say a new 9mm or .45 will. I think its going to take time.... and more work on my part. Its partly safety but I think $$ is also the concern. Gotta pay off her vehicle and have the cash.... maybe, just maybe then....
Last edited by smedv; 02-28-2010 at 10:09 PM.