I never had really paid much attention to these bikes until a couple of years ago. Have ridden various Honda, Yamahas and Harleys through the years and just knew these bikes as another crotch rocket so to speak. Then my son purchased a used one a few years back. The first time he came to the house with it, I thought dang that's a good sounding bike. I rode it a few times and loved it. So as I said various Harleys the last few years. Latest being a Heritage Softail. Nice bike, but the guys planned a trip out west. Now I'm wanting to go, but not sure my 59 y/o body can do it on the Softail. the search commences for a touring bike. Bike found and purchased, ready to go west in a couple of weeks. Now what to do with the Softail. My son has always been a good kid and has never asked me for much other than, when are you gonna give me one of those Harleys (there are presently 5 of them). So I thought, what the heck, I'll make this kids day and get something I've been wanting in return. So I say I'll give you the Softail if you'll give me the RVT. Deal done. Now this bike is pretty low mileage, somewhere around 6k I think. Haven't even got it to the house yet. Not even for sure what the model year is, I think 03, but it is fuel injected. It does need some cosmetic work, but seems pretty sound mechanically. So I have another project, like I really needed one. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and getting to know more about these machines. I will never use this machine to its full potential and I would venture to say that I am one of the older members of this particular forum. One thing is for sure, I will have some fun, even if I am a little slow. Glad to be here and ready to learn.