That is a sweet looking paint job. (I'd say something else but ZJJ threatened me pulverize me at the 2o2k gathering ) I just traded my 2006 Ninja 650R for 2003 HD Heritage Soft Tail. I found everytime I rode it I would find the straightest road and see how fast I could go, 120 mph was it for me. When I arrive home looking at my wife and three kids reminds me that it only takes a second to end it all.
This past spring my buddy (ridng a 2001 Honda Superhawk 996) and I were riding home from a bike night. just as we get into an "S" curve two deer leap >50 yrds in front of me. After I finished soiling my pants I could have reached out and pet them. My buddy, who was behind me, said my rear tire lifted 8 inches off the ground. I was lucky, had I applied the rear brakes a little more the bike would have gone down and he would have gone right over me. Or worse, somthing like this could have happened.
If you haven't already take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Course.
Live to ride, ride to live. Always wear a helmet, Leather jacket or riding jacket with armor, boots, and jeans.