There’s a bike for sale near by that I might go ride tomorrow. It’s a 97 Suzuki Marauder VZ800. A middle weight cruiser, not a very special bike but it ticks a lot of boxes. For one I love the color, I like the straighter bars, I’m not fan of kick backed/drop bars most cruisers have, it already has nice hard bags, a passenger back rest so maybe my wife will ride, and it had forward controls, which as a weekend on a new Rebel taught me, my long legs need on a low slung cruiser. I also like the wider front tire, some cruisers have skinny front tires, I don’t like that aesthetically, and I question their ability to hand hard braking.
The seller said some one is looking at it tonight so we’ll just have to wait and see. If not there’s also a Shadow 800 nearby that I don’t hate, and would at least like to ride for just to rule them out or not.