Hello all. This is my first ever effort to join any forum. Am not familiar with most of the forum stuff I see on my screen, so I have a long way to go. Have been riding since '72. Have approx 40K/50K on five prevoius bikes, all various Japanese models. Most recent was '87 Vulcan 1500. Ordered my first ever new bike & first ever Harley as soon as V-Rods became available in August of '01, & picked it up from Monadnock Motors/Keene NH just before Xmas '01. I love this high tech Harley! Have purchased many comfort & chrome options. Rode only 2100 miles last year & 2300 this year. Want to put on a lot more miles! Had my wife on the back for 900 miles this year in only 4 trips. She falls asleep on the back. We crossed paths with two moose & she missed it. Hope this gets me started with you people.