Man. You are a tough old codger.

I ride too and have done so since my early teens. My dad wouldnt let me have a street bike (thank you dad) so I rode 2 cycles up in the hills of Oahu. Yamahas, a Bultaco, and some old stripped down street Honda). I bought my first street bike while in my early 20s and then a few Harleys beginning in 1988.

I am not partial to Harleys though even if I currently do own a 1998 Electra Glide. Been toying with the idea of getting a BMW of some sort even if finances and inertia keep me with that ol FLHTCI. Ive put enough upgrades into that machine now that I cannot justify getting another expensive toy to replace it.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.