Originally Posted by sql-lover
A difficult question for you now ...
If you really need to pick one, which one you would keep and why! Be honest, share your thoughts with us, please ...
I honestly feel right now that the bonnie is a bike I will keep forever. Hopefully keep it in good enough condition to pass down to my kids to ride or just for myself. It was my first motorcycle and I'll always be attached to it in more ways than one. I've gotten in 3000 wonderful miles so far and I hope to keep racking them up.
I've done all the service and modifications myself (AI removal, fork gaitors, bar end mirrors, turn signals throughout, heated grips, TEC exhaust, Hagon rear shocks, FEK, tank pads, etc) so I've bonded even more with the bike. I've also got into a mild accident and it's managed to keep me alive and unharmed. I hit a brake drum at 70mph from scattered debris on the freeway that I coudln't avoid. I probably got over 1' airborne and cracked both wheels and blew both tires. Miraculously I was able to fight off the wobble, accelerated to get her straight again, and pull over to the shoulder.
I haven't had enough riding time with the speedie yet, but I'm sure next season with more seat/modding time I will be more connected to it too. I definitely feel like I will be riding the speed more than the bonnie, but we'll see next season.