Hello, I have been on this site for a few weeks. Thanks to this site I purchased a 02 VEE . It has high mileage and has been in a minor accident. Things are already improving. After an IronButt on my 00 ZX9r and a few 800+ on a 97 YZF1000. My joints are starting to ache. I have a nack for hitting rain on long trips also. After watching my Bro ride just as fast and staying dryer and much warmer I decided that the strom was the way to go. Oh and also when reading the comparoes to the FJR and the ST1300. I realized that just the fact people compare them is good enough.