Bike originally purchased by my Dad in '82, I inherited it when he passed on. Dad took it for a trip from Florida to Canada and back in '85, and drove it intermittently until his disability prevented him from riding. The bike was parked in a shed with 19000 miles on it, then pretty much forgotten. At one point it sat outside for a few weeks, for sale. Then back into storage. Dad passed away in '06 and I got the bike and put it back in service.
Had the carbs cleaned and reset, bought a new battery, changed the oil, put a new rear tire on it and have been driving it every day since! It's a great bike, smooth riding, responsive. Big enough to feel comfortable on the highway, yet nimble enough to handle well in town.
Tone of exhaust is mellow, not so loud your thoughts get drowned, or that you cannot hear surrounding traffic. But not so quiet that surrounding traffic cannot hear you.
Lights are large and conspicuous.
Adjustable handlebars allow the rider to fine tune the reach and throw to make a very comfortable driving experience.
The gauge panel and cluster are very modern, with an LCD read out that checks all systems of the bike - headlight, tail light, oil, fuel, side stand.
The bike has a switch on the side stand that prevents forward movement if the side stand is still down when put into gear; the bike will shut off.
All in all, it was a very advanced bike for 1982, and still seems to be a VERY reliable transport!
I get about 40 mpg with it.
I wish they still made these style of bike.