Thanks Paul !
The good news for me at least is the great folks on this and other forums who are willing to share time and equipment. I really appreciate all the advice and comments from everyone
I am under no pressure or time frame to make a switch to a maxi/step through, and want to make the most informed decision i possibly can make as this may be my last two wheeler. ( oop's I think I have said that before when dealing with SWMBO