newb from the bay area
stratslinger, I'm guessing you play guitar?? Maybe a Stratocaster???Anyway, I've had quite a few bikes in 40 years, including a Harley. I like the way a Harley sounds and feels, but I'm much more into bike performance. Even the fastest Harley will never handle as well as an FJR, nor be as reliable, or smooth, or even as fast. Your back will feel better too, as the semi crouch of the FJR means you can keep your weight off of your back and keep your back straight. Harleys feel good for a few miles. Not to be self-promoting, but if you want to sign up for a tour (pashnittours.com), maybe we could switch bikes for a while so you could try mine out. The only thing better than my FJR ('04), is a new one! I've got mine pretty well dialed in though by now!