I'm pretty new to motorcycles, but definitely an expert on paying sales tax on them. I started out with a Honda Shadow ACE 750 Deluxe in '98. To be honest, I hated it. I rode it around for the summer and then looked for something else. The following spring I was looking for a bigger bike and opted for a Vulcan classic 1500, I just couldn't afford to get an FLSTF, what I really wanted. I rode the hell out of it and decided to sell it last fall because I hadn't been riding much because of other crap that seemed to keep coming up. Bought my first H-D two weeks ago, an '02 Fat Boy, and love it!!! I've chalked up some miles and sweated my arse off in the heat here in KY, but I've never enjoyed riding as much as I do now. I've added some chrome goodies here and there, but next thing is to replace the SE II slip on's with some V&H Big Shots I ordered. I've already received a tremendous amount of information from this forum and lots of help/advice.