ok, i did not read all the posts, and my situation doesn't quite fit, but...
i've been bikeless now for about three weeks. i sold my v-strom 650, deciding to buy a lighter-weight scoot. the strom, along with the givi topbox, weighed in at 490+- wet, and, along with the higher seat, was becoming cumbersome to git on'n'off, and push around the garage.
i narrowed down choices to the yamaha FZ-07 (+-395) and honda CB500F (+-415). i fell for the yamaha just cuz MC.com awarded it first in its category for three years. i had ridden a 2015 FZ before i bought the strom. it was ok but i wasn't used to its flickability. But i did look around and found new 2017s (with abs) for $5899.
i hemmed and hawed until my old boss sent me a cragslisting for a 2015 honda CB500F ($3450) - the model with the more upright ergos. i became interested in that particular bike, and was about to arrange to obtain cash and go check it out when mrs sinsd voiced her opinion - not about the honda, but whether i should continue to ride.
i'm experiencing minor health issues: some dizziness, particularly when i move to a standing position. and lately i have experienced shortness of breath. both very disconcerting. yeah, you're thinking to yourself, "not so minor." LOL.
so i called off the meeting with the honda seller. sigh. i've been pestering my doctor about a couple of other things; now these new situations.
if i can somehow overcome or at least reduce these new symptoms, i plan to resume the hunt. not scooting spreads out the day, so i end up not accomplishing much, except i do more housework...doh.
don't die wondering