Hi. I recently returned to VFR ownership. Back when dinosaurs ruled the earth, I had an '84 500, but stopped riding, focusing on career, kids, etc. Now retired, I found a local ad for a 2003 vfr800a. For a 15-year-old bike, it was nice, with only 6k miles, and my motorcycling glands got inflamed, so I bought it. Still getting used to it, and getting used to having North Carolina state troopers follow me for a few miles at a time. They are attracted by the red color, I guess. My past bikes are either museum pieces or in junkyards now: Some ancient 2-strokes, a Ducati Diana, a Bultaco Metralla, Honda CB350 and CB750, and, of course, the '84 Interceptor. Recently got another museum piece, a '72 Yamaha AT125 enduro, completely original right down to the tires, with 3k mi. Not sure what I'll do with it, but it gets a lot of smiles and thumbs-up per gallon, and smokes enough to kill mosquitoes. Nice to be riding again. ATGATT, since I am beaten up enough.