(Webmaster Note: Thought I'd repost today's email... someone might have 2 cents to throw in for Gary.)
I've got a '77 KZ100 with an old windjammer fairing. I still love the bike, but it's getting to be difficult to get replacement parts. Therefore the decision to buy a new bike. To date, I've always liked a quick handling bike, that can move when called upon, however, I'm starting to get hit with the "you're too old  for those type of bikes and you need to get a HD or Gold Wing. Since, I'm the type that hangs on to my stuff for years (such as having a 28 year old KZ) I'm researching all aspects of this decision.
Along those lines, I'm renting a HD Electra Glide for a trip to Vegas this weekend. I've never had a bike with a forward foot position and it should be an interesting excursion. That is why I was interested in checking out the 'busa, as well. I was a little concerned, as I've talked to people who said that I would probably want to add risers and a double bubble fairing to make the 'busa more comfortable for 2-4+ hour rides. I noticed some of the modifications on pashnit.com, but didn't notice anything that would really affect the rider's position. I'm around 6' and 250 lbs., still very active (powerlifting), but the knees are starting to show a little wear and tear.
Thanks in advance for any advice you might offer. ALSO, any particular dealer that you'd recommend for purchase of a 'busa? I live in Bakersfield, but don't mind driving.
Lastly, have you had any feedback on the Yamaha FJR1300?