Well, I spent part of almost every evening for the last 2 1/2 or 3 months reading all 395 pages of this thread. There were some good moments and some irritating ones. The biggest question that comes to my mind is, what does that say about the condition of my life?
Anyway, I've only been riding for about 6 months. Picked it up again after about 30 years off. I'm another one of those old BMW riders I guess. I wanted one all my life, and finally got it. I've had very few people even talk to me, let alone give me any of the, "get a real bike," or "can I ride it," garbage. I did have one guy go a little nuts one day as I was coming out of the Post Office over what a classic looking bike he thought it was. It's just an R100 GS. You'd have thought it was some really vintage Beemer. I guess he'd never seen an airhead.
Thanks for the fun read everybody.