Thanks for the tips guys - I will check out that Honda. As far as it being in another thread, guess I didn't see that one, or I wouldn't have asked.
LP - I do have exactly what I want, and never really considered getting something else - until my VN750 left me sitting on the side of the highway and pushing it a half mile to a gas station (see my "2 pops then DEAD" post in the Engine section). I still haven't figured out what's wrong with it. Of course. I haven't had much time to look into it either. And, because I live in a condo with no garage, working on something, like tearing it down, is not a real option for me.
I am going to see if I can push it out onto the street this weekend to figure out what's up (that's our only option where I live; can't work on vehicles in our car ports or anything). Hence, the thought arising, "if I had a new bike, I wouldn't have to be worrying about this." Of course, new ones can break down too. But with good maintenance and care, hopefully it would be awhile before I had to do anything. I've only had this bike since January, and already had some unintended repairs to make. If I can't get this latest issue figured out, I will have to take it in to a shop, and surely spend some $$$. No fun in my book.
(ok, let the "why did you by an older bike/why can't you fix it yourself/quit whining lambasting begin! Lol)
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Otherwise, all stock
"But it's a dry heat - like the inside of an oven"