Thanks for the input guys. My budget constraints are imposed due to practicality. I am moving life toward a zero debt goal and low cost of living. I believe in that and the reduced stress it brings. I can "afford" a new bike, but it makes no sense to me as this is not my primary vehicle, which I consider a luxury item. That said, I will be cautious not to have an imbalance between cost and condition. I will be picking up my license tomorrow and continue to look. Only about 6 weeks left in our "normal" riding season here in the mountains. We'll see how this works out. I appreciate and listen to all your advice. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge. I look forward to seeing some of you on the backroads by next Spring.
Last edited by JPTahoe; 09-28-2018 at 04:06 PM.