Hello, just wanted to introduce myself. I have been riding since the seventies and have owned six bikes and they have all been Kawasaki's. My first bike was a 75 Z1B 900 and I have also built two KZ1000 choppers. I had a 86 VN750 that I sold in 1997. On 9/9/04 I went to Phoenix to buy a 2004 1500 classic but the second dealer I went to had a brand new 2001 1500 Classic FI in the showroom. It had zero miles and hadn't even been prepped yet. To make a long story short I bought it and got a heck of a deal because he really wanted to sell it. I picked it up the next day and made the 180 mile trip home. WOW! I love this bike! I ride it almost every day. It is far and away the best bike I have ever ridden. I just got a set of Vance&Hines long shot yesterday and will be installing them soon. Ok I'll shut up now.