When I bought my '99 Vmax it was sort of a bucket list bike. Kidney failure, cancer tests, and 20 months of dialysis had me sucked down to months left to live. I bought it cuz I knew it would give me the thrills to the end. Finally negative tests, a fantastic doner brother, surgeons skills, and whispered prayers got me and the Vmax off the bucket list. It became my new life ride and we had 5 years of awesome rides. Last summers dirt bike crash left me with one crunchy knee that just would not fit the Max any more. As it headed down my long driveway in a pickup to its new home in Billings, I got a litte weepy... yeah I lnow its just a machine..but still. So now Im looking for a 90% type pavement ride with leg room. Something that sits like a Vstrom feels best so far. Without getting a lot of crap flipped at me for being a bit sentimental,,anyone else have some comments about a bike that meant an emotional ton to them?