New FJR forum member from NW Wisconsin. Purchased a "new" 2007 AE model in November, with 6,500 miles on the clock. PO installed new fork seals, and tires last spring. Bike appears to be factory stock, with a Yamaha tour pack being the only option. This is the YCCS model without the hand clutch, the proverbial "red headed step child" of FJR models (the impression I've gotten from this forum). After trailering it 100 miles home, I was able to take it for a short ride, before our riding season abruptly ended the next day, with a 6" snowfall. The first few launches were a test of faith, trusting the clutch would engage, and disengage at the appropriate times. I'm happy to report that it did. Other than the convulsions of my left hand instinctively grasping for the clutch with every shift, my ride was uneventful. It now sits covered in the garage, as I impatiently wait for Spring (it is the first full day of Winter, as I write this). I have been a licensed motorcyclist for 40+ years. My first street legal motorcycle was a 1973 Yamaha RD350, which I owned for a couple of years before upgrading to a 1976 Kawasaki KZ900. The cow-wee! got sold after our third child was born in 84, after which I was a pedestrian, until purchasing an XL-1200 Sportster in 1999, which I still own. I got the sport-tourer itch a couple of years ago, and have looked at, and researched the usual suspects, until deciding on the FJR. After that it was just a matter of time before I found "my bike". I have enjoyed reading many of the FJR forum posts here, and will now be able to add my 2 cents, when appropriate. I look forward to communicating with other forum members. I figured I'd join before the end of the year/decade, so I'd qualify for my membership pin. We do get membership pins? Don't we? One last comment; Yeah, I'm a Boomer. You got a problem with that?