I bought it new in September of 2006. It was perfect. Exactly what I wanted. But the vibration bothered my carpal tunnel. I couldn’t bring myself to ride without a jacket and jeans, and our summers have come on so fast and been so hot there wasn’t much joy in that. And when I was without a garage, it just never seemed convenient to get it out for a quick ride. And even now that I have a garage, it was parked at the back of the garage against the wall. As a result, less than 3,500 miles on the odometer as we loaded it up into the back of the pick-up truck to ride off to Chicago. I don’t regret it, even though I didn’t use it much. It hurts to get rid of it, but I haven’t done more than ride it up to the wash or gas station in the last three years. Feels like giving up a part of myself, but I can’t honestly say that I’ll buy another. But, I will miss seeing it in the garage.
The guy that bought it seemed like he’d appreciate it, and use it more than I have. I’ll take some joy in that. And in the wad of hundreds in my pocket. Time to turn the page.