Just thought I would say howdy. Been lurking for a while... Been riding since 73 (if you can count a Briggs and Stratton mini bike). 1st (real) bike was a Honda 350 -4 back in 78, then a Honda 450 twin, then a Yamaha 175 and a Kawasaki Z1-900 that I rode through my try at higher education. Later on I got a Suzuki 750. In 93 I bought a Harley flstf that I still have. As I got older I wanted something to take on longer trips... so I bought a 2004 R1150RT last year. After riding that for a year I came to realize that the R bike wasn't quite what I was looking for so I traded it for a 05 LT. So far I have put about 1000 miles on the new ride and I think I have found what I was looking for. Great forum and so much information that I will be busy for quite a while trying to soak it all in.