Heading to Nashville...
I guess for the moment, I'll be the newest guy around these forums. I have been avidly riding for a few years, but have yet to pull the trigger on a "real" one. Shortly after getting married, the wife was too worried to let me get the bike I really wanted - a fury - so she settled for a Vespa. Go figure, even now she realizes that was no bike for a bearded man.
Having been in full-time ministry for plenty of years here in Southern California, the wife and I are moving to Nashville in January. After learning we are not able to conceive, she agreed it's time to let me get a different kind of baby - my fury. While I haven't been able to pull the trigger just yet (we are waiting until after we move, and the weather is optimal), I wanted to get started on my preparations now.
I am hoping to learn plenty from all of you, and enjoy any wisdom you are willing to share. With the cash in hand, it is only a matter of time before I join the ranks.
Have seen plenty of nice bikes posted here. I am looking at buying new and ABS. Black is where my heart is - in fact, I am looking to make everything black (pipes, engine casing, head light, etc). If there is any guidance on suppliers on this, I would appreciate it!
Almost forgot, I have ridden plenty of bikes to know what I want. After riding a fury a couple times, I can't think of anything else I would want.