Ok, lemme' lay it out. I'm 59; haven't ridden a bike in 30 years; never owned one; US Army vet brother has a Wide Glide; brother-in-law has a full dresser. I did get my "M" (motorcycle) permit for Pennsylvania. Classes coming in April at the community college and I'll take em. Checked on insurance. No lid law in PA but I"ll use one! Wife will probably ride with me...eventually. I'm 6' even and about 190 lbs. Will ride locally, short runs for the most part. Right now my plans are to buy used. Looks like a smaller Harley or a full sized Kaw, Honda, or Yamaha. I can afford something around 6,000 to $8,000 layout. It will be a cruiser, a cruiser, a cruiser, no ball breaker or crotch rocket or mud tracker (althougth nothing wrong with those bikes). Right now I am favoring: Kawasaki Vulcan 750 or Vulcan 800 (no 800 classic) Honda Shadow Spirit Yamaha V Star Custom Harley ? bout' all I can afford is a Sportster 1200! Need your advice and guidance in any part of this, any! I think I want to get something BEFORE the class starts so I have some hands on. ;Z Wanna kill these ads? We can help!