Newbie from Joplin, MO
Hi everyone, been lurking here for a week or so and thought I should join. I'm currently looking for my first bike and the vn750 caught my eye. I hadn't given much thought to owning one, but the more I see them, I'm kind of getting hooked on them. Some people have said they are not the most appealing looking bike (please don't be offended) but I am really digging the way they look. Besides, I like the idea of having a bike that doesn't look like every other bike on the road.
I'm still concerned about the power of the bikes, but I'm hearing that they are not a bad choice for a 1st bike. I have to admit I was kind of concerned about the issues some have posted about here (stator, splines, electrical) because I am not overly-mechanically inclined. I dont mind changing oil, battery replacement and such, but I don't have the guts to start taking a Dremel to a bike.
I'm going to be "stuck" with whatever bike I purchase for a few seasons so I'm hoping to get something comfortable, that is easy to learn on but not too powerful (Hayabusa, anyone?). I rode a 550 ltd a little over 25 years ago (less than 50 miles total) and I remember that I thought it was an awesome bike.
Anyway, I just thought I would check in and also tell you that I think the way you guys are so open about helping each other is great. You have a great site and I'm happy to be a part of it. Even if I am a cager, for now.