Making a long story short, read a Vee review years ago. I guess 2002. They loved it and I was hooked. One Virago 1000 and Nighthawk 750 later, I finally get my DL1000 May 1. A 2006 bike from a fellow Stromtrooper. Now this had better be good as while the Nighthawk may have been as exciting as string cheese, it was cheap and a dependable little commuter with limited freeway skills. And just fast enough to evade most cars. I am not a good bike mechanic. I will research anything here before trying on the bike. I look forward to it. Have patience with me.