I ride an 09 Victory Vegas, my wife rides an 06 Kawasaki Vulcan classic. Riding is as big a part of our lives as hiking is. We rode the Vegas through a continuous heavy April rainstorm for 300 miles to Tennessee to get married 2012, with her wedding dress and my tux in a t-bag on the luggage rack. When we got married, I walked her right out of the chapel, she tucked her wedding dress up under her tail as best she could and we went and rode 150 miles. Lots of great memories on that iron horse. I intend to keep it for life. We spent all weekend messing with them, which is the first chance we've had to do that this year. We punched out her exhaust baffles, pulled the tank badges and cleaned a little and then changed my rear rotor and pads, front pads, adjusted the belt, and installed a little new chrome. Pic of her Vulcan when we bought it: We bought a high position bike lift from harbor freight to make working on the bikes easier. I really wish I'd bought it years ago. Worth every single penny and doesn't really take up the much room as you can slide the forks under a work bench or tool box. Grabbed a pic of my Vegas on it last night: My bike is 700 lbs and the lift handles it with ease. Got ours for $160 after a 20% off coupon. Might help someone else out. I'm over 6 feet tall and I can lift the bike high enough to sit in a chair and polish wheels, change oil, etc. Ride safe!