Thanks for the warm welcome.
A little about me, I'm 47 I grew up on motorcycles from the time i was about 14 when i met my step father. He had a Kawasaki 1300 6 cylinder with a Hannigan fairing and saddle bags. Wish i had some side view pictures of it. It was a BEAST.
I rode an RM 80 out in the woods and had a moped soon after.
Turned 16 and bought myself a 1984 RZ350 2 stroke. Learned to drive on the street with it. Took it to Detroit Dragway a few times. Low 12's when i could keep the front wheel on the ground.
Being 17 years old 6' and 180 pounds I had to get a bigger bike. So I bought a Honda VFR700 that i had until my late 20's. For a year or 2 it was my only transportation. Great bike, felt like a high center of gravity though. Still a lot of fun.
Through the years my step father had plenty of motorcycles at one point he had 5 in the garage. So i got to ride all different styles except Harleys. I never cared for the v-twin heh. Look at me now.
8 years ago my step father was diagnosed with cancer, 3 years later he passed., a year later my mother was diagnosed with cancer she passed in September. I have been the caregiver for the past 8 years and the whole time I just dreamed about getting out on the road again with a nice bike.
I was in the market for an older Goldwing Interstate or something like that. But then i came across this 2003 SP2 RC51 and i couldn't help myself. I remember drooling all over them at the dealership. The price was right in the range i was looking for, only 9k on the odometer. It needs some tender loving care and over time i may add a few things if cashflow permits.
I havnt ridden it 2 miles yet. This next week im getting it titled and insured here in Nashville. I moved here to help out my aunt who is 70 and her son 54 who has spinabifida. I trailered it here and didnt bother with the paperwork until i got settled.
I gotta be honest with you. I had some buyers remorse right after i got it. Its been some years since i have ridden. I dont want to go out and drag my knees, go outrageously fast or wheelie past the local law enforcement. I just want to get out and do some riding on a nice motorcycle.
I do love this bike! So im trying to catch up on everything i can about it.
I hope to get over to the Tail Of The Dragon this summer and make a few road trips.
Oh and the Two Brothers pipes make this thing sound amazing.