Back on a bike - Need Recs?
Ok, I'm new here if there is a place I can archive this info from just let me know and we'll stop the thread.
I'm getting back into the motorcycle world after a fifteen year absence. I grew up riding in the deserts of So. Cal. on everything from 3 wheelers to Huskys. I rode a 650 Maxim for a few years and I'm comfortable with riding on the street. I've read some of the advice given to new riders on this forum and I respectfullly don't consider myself a "beginner." I knew when I got rid of the 650 that it would be some time before I was able to get back into the bike world but I swore when I came back I would go big. 1000cc or bigger big. I'm 38 6' 210. I think it's something about the five kids that has got me wanting the freedom of two wheels. I'm lusting after a Blackbird but that's all that it is. I'm uninformed about my choices. Some basic considerations are the FJR, ST, and the Blackbird. I want to stay under 10K so used is probably the way to go. There would be rare occasion when I might get my wife to go with me 5'6" 120.
There's the background so a little advice on choices would help me. I'll be riding in the Hill Country around San Antonio none to aggressively. I won't be the guy doing stoppies or racing. I do enjoy a straightline quick run and the feel of plenty of power underneath. I don't need to be the fastest guy on the block so we needn't consider the 'Busa unless it really fits the profile.
Thanks for the help!