Seamus... only kidding about the helmet. Must take balls...
I know you are
but you're right full face helmets offer a lot more protection. Problem is I don't like them. Have always worn an open face helmet even before I bought the Harley. Heard a story once about a guy getting his jaw torn off on the road and it always plays on the back of my mind. A riding instructor once told me "If you've got a $10 head put it in a $10 helmet" Was kinda surprised to find out that he valued his own head at only $350
I used to drive summer and winter but to old for that now!
I've always been a fair weather biker, anyhow you couldn't ride in Michigan winters, although there were some dedicated souls who would put a side-car on for the winter and brave the snow. I was using it as transport for about a year here in Ireland but I find that that kinda takes the fun out of things. Lately I've been getting "white finger" from a mixture of cold and vibration. We're all getting old
Had a heratige before this one and Buell. Before that suzuki and bmw's. Never been without a bike since I was 18.
Had a Yamaha XS 1100 before the Harley and a Honda CB 750 before that, and a load of little hair-driers before that. (no offence inedifix
Catherder, your bike is older but looks in much better shape though.
Ah but I've had it in the shed for the last 10 years