Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athabasca, Alberta, short season & huge bugs
Good morning (it's a tad earlier here than in the east) and welcome. I have to agree with Steve's opinion on the 1200 quest. There are lots of viable options in the used Wing market. All older bikes will have some issues with available parts and such, but keep the scope wide enough to allow a solid running choice. The 1500 does have a size and heft disadvantage in some ways over the 1200, but even the 1100 is a decent choice if taken care of. The real Achilles heel of the 1200 is the charging system and that can be a royal pain in the posterior. Not insurmountable but real. Good luck and ask any questions you feel necessary, we're here to help.
grab all the kicks you can baby, you only make this scene once!
current rides: '09 GL1800AD "SENSHI"; 2003 RVT1000r (RC51) track bike... certified m/c addict. IDMWT #12. GWRRA #028890