So, my lovely boyfriend (who, might I add, is ADDICTED to this site) just bought a 2005 XL 883L so that I can start riding myself. I figured I'd join this thing also so that I might get some advice from all of you..... I am going to take a beginner rider's course at the end of March so that I feel more comfortable on the bike. Any suggestions for a new rider? Thanks in advance for all your help. I hope to learn a lot from all of you on here.