gnatty, drove the Yamaha FJR. I know you don't like that style of bike but tons of power across the band, comfy, good seating position, very smooth, nimble enough and enough luggage I could do an overnight or weekender with Mrs. Piob. So you finally getting off the fence? Clocked a few hundred miles on my Fatboy this weekend. As much as it pains me, have ordered a windshield for it. Looks like shit, but beats the fatigue of holding myself on when doing 65 mph down the highway.. In other news, was driving on I-85 in Atlanta last week when a chunk of metal flew up off the road, bounced off my car hood and hit my windshield.. Not sure exactly what it was since it came so fast, and took a little eraser sized chunk of paint off my hood, but I remember thinking how lucky I was I wasn't on two wheels at the time..