OK Dan, it's time for the dutch uncle, brother to brother talk, when I went down last year I had an epiphany of self actualization. Simply put I'm NOT a young man anymore,I'm not as fast as I used to be, the ground hasn't gotten any softer, rocks hurt & big bore bikes are too much me to handle, but for me not to have a bike would be the same as a death certificate, I WILL RIDE till they put me in a body bag or a home,as long as I can swing a leg over there will be a bike under me, there's to much to see on the other side of the mountain or around the next curve, I can't give up now so I'll slow down smell the flowers take in sights & live in the moment. So now lets get down to it, you & I are about the same age, I'm pushing 70, AZ Tom is pushing 73 & mefadv is up there too,& you,my friend are in good physical shape, still kickin it w/the young bucks, & still have a zest for life----YOU ain't dead yet, nor will you be anytime soon. So lets give this some serious thought, Hows about you sell the widow maker, get healed up, and look into a smaller cc bike, 650 s seem to be the ideal in power & weight, I can see you on a BMW 700/800 GS with no problem, surely not the best bike in the world but does everything you ask of it from forest roads to tarmac Guess the bottom line is I don't want to lose a ridden buddy who can dish it out & take it at the same time,plus there aren't many of us o'l farts out there any more & who else can I BS with Expo? Dammit, I just can't see you without a scooter. Remember "OLD GUYS RULE!!"