My father has had bikes since I was 3 years old. I would ride with him occasionally in the summer as I grew up. My uncle had a non-running small Harley made by Aermacchi. It was stored in my grandparents out-building. I would sit on it every summer when I visited. In college considered buying a moped but bought a car instead. When I was 25 I had a dream that I was riding a motorcycle. It felt real even though I had never ridden before. Shortly after I stopped by the local Kawasaki dealer and on the spot bought a 10 year old 81 LTD550 for $1000. I didn't have a license so I had a friend ride it home. I rode it around my neighborhood for a couple weeks and then had another friend ride it to the DMV. I passed the test on it and the rest is history
. I'd like another LTD550.