So, I sold my zx6r off and now looking for a new bike (new to me, second hand for the market). I have mostly ridden bikes like the Royal Enfields, Yezdis, RD350s etc...the zx6 was my first sports bike. Even though i liked it zipping around, splitting through traffic, I know my back doesn't really like it if I take it out for a long spin. Yes, I do have a problem with my back...add 6ft 97kgs to it, and my knees suffer those long kms too. My usual riding habits are city commuting and long rides (plan on inter state touring). I was looking at either a cruiser or a semi naked tourer/commuter breed, like the gsf1200s bandit. Came across a 1998 Honda Shadow (chain drive) ad for $6500 with 30,000kms. I have read that changing the rear tyres are a pain in the ass 3hours work for the shadow. If i can over look that, is there any other points I should consider? Need for more power on the freeways? (it being a 745cc) comfort? reliability? availability and price of parts? Could you guys recommend me a cruiser within a budget of 6.5k? Something from the year 2000 should be fine with me I guess. Thanks in advance.