I am Thomas, I have been riding bikes since I was a wee one. I bought my first bike when i was 15, a 1971 Honda CB650. Then in 2006 I had a bright idea that I wanted a harley. I have never done so much wrench work on a machine just so I could ride it. Then about a month ago, I was in a bad accident when a 19 yr old kid rear ended me at about 60 mph when i tried to hit the brakes for a deer and then side swiped me when he freaked out (when I am able I can upload pics of my bike) and I started internet shopping for my next bike. I fell in love with the VTX1800 and as of yesterday I am no a proud owner of one. I am happy to be a honda owner again and honda as awesome warrantys even for their used bikes. I am very impressed so far and i love the sound and feel of the machine and who can forget i love the power. I don't know how many of you guys wear helmets but i am a firm believer in helmets. I barely ever wear a helmet but was the night this kid hit me and it saved my head. I split the helmet right down the middle of helmet and i can't imagine how that would have felt on my noggin. :banghead: I am so ready to customize this bike because of the endless possiblities.