Yeah, I'm looking at some bigger bikes as well. If she was a biker momma I would totally go that way.
But she's 40 and never been on a bike and in her words "scared to death of them". So it's real possible we will go on 2 rides and she'll say "no more" and that will be it.
Not going to have a bunch of money in a bigger bike for that. Well unless I find the deal of the century!
So I'm thinking something I can cross-collatoralize with my other projects- another VN750. Otherwise I'll probably end up selling whatever it is and taking a bath.
Of course plan A would be to get my bike strong enough, but that doesn't seem to be happening. Even when I get it mechanically strong I want to put new tires on and run them in before I put her on. So even if I bolt her up and she's perfect tomorrow we still might be looking at a month before we actually get her on. We're running out of summer!
Anyway, just looked at the bike. Very nice, minimal damage from the laydown and none to the tins believe it or not. Ran strong and has a metallic saphire blue factory paint job that I've honestly never seen before. Very nice.
I offered him $1500 and he asked for $1800 so we did not make the deal.
I also hipped him to this site, so he's probably reading this. Hi Brandon!
Anyway, the parts that are chewed up from the lay down could be taken from my bike and I could have it bone stock showroom perfect in an hour or two. Probably the most expensive item that is chewed is the speedo. But I could put my other one on and probably get something else and cooler for mine. Same w/ the headlight bucket. It's damaged on Brandon's bike, could take it from mine and use that as an excuse to get rid of it on mine and put on something with more character, etc.