It doesn't matter to me if you ride an egg beater, Spoiler, as long as you can keep up with traffic. LOL. Seriously, I have never been a bike snob and don't intend on starting now. Those who are that way really get my goose. The only reason I was asking VTX owners was so we could all benefit from each other's knowledge of this particular bike. People who own these bikes know about the quirks and needs of them that other riders wouldn't know simply by having one. I'm sure you understand. As soon as we can figure out a mutually good time to ride we can start doing that. A couple of the ones who responded have things going on with their bikes; paint jobs and such. If you have a suggestion let us know and we'll surely talk about it. Thanks for reaching out and I look forward to meeting and riding with you. Take care, Boz.