Current Mileage: 50,900 (4/2005)
I bought the ST in April of 2000. It belonged to my sister's in-laws, and over the years I have had a chance to ride this very ST on occasion. Every time I ride it, I like it more and more. At first, the bike was very good (but not great) for 2-up riding. After a few different seats, and some highway pegs, it's now a bike that Penny and I can ride just about anywhere.
Penny is my inspiration for this name. Every time we ride, the stress of work (and life) just magically disappears for her, and I'm glad that this motorcycle can help her to relax and enjoy life. That's what motorcycling is all about.
STress-Reliever is the two-up bike in my stable. Here are links to the trips that Penny and I have taken on this bike.
2-up Appalachia Tour
Michigan Lakes Weekend
April Arkansas Adventure
Atlantic Coast Run
2-up Western US Tour
Fall Color Weekend
Here are pictures of some of the few farkles I have made to the ST:
The Givi bag with tail-light, and the CB antenna
The handlebar - showing the VistaCruise, The CB remote, and the ChiliVest control
The left grip - showing the HotGrip, CB remote, and ChiliVest control
Hot Grip switch and variable heat controller
More recent additions include a Russell seat, STeed Sticks (highway pegs), a second BMW adapter for Penny's vest, and a Works Performance rear shock.