I've been mulling over a "make me feel better about myself and maybe occasionally have a good time too" purchase for yours truly.
My original criteria were as follows:
1. Comfy.....pegs not buried in a negative position
2. Fun to ride.....aren't they all? You guys know what I mean.
3. Okay for 2UP
4. Old school
6. Relatively low budget (meaning well under 5K, preferably under 4K)
More recently I added
7. Fast...with a touch of "swoopiness"
First I thought about a nice mid 90's Jap cruiser.....Shadow ACE or Vulcan or V-star......but naahhh. Not there yet. Not lame, but kinda tame.
I thought about maybe a V65 Magna or a V-Max.....I then thought about a ZX-10 (the old one fellas, had one back in the day and still think it's a waaaaay bitchin' bike) or maybe even a ZX-11 or a CBR1000F (or sweet Hurricane 1000). ....Hey what about a nice older VFR or did you know you can find really sweet old GS1000's and CB's and KZ' on e-bay and aaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh.
I was all over the place. This is what I ultimately came up with.
1985 FJ 1100. 15K on the clock. Good Condition.
She's in Texas right now.....she'll be mine in a few weeks!!! Hooray for me!