Hello, I was hoping to get your thoughts on which motorcycle I should buy, a Yamaha XVS650a or the H-D XG500. My circumstances: I rode for about 10 years but haven't ridden in the last 16 years and will be going for my learners this month. I also drive 922 kilometers a week back and forth to work, 2/3rds of which is rural highways and the other 1/3rd city driving. I'm also middle aged, weigh 125kg's and am 172 cm's tall so I'm a bit worried about whether the XG500 will give up the ghost trying to cart my largess around. I like the look of the XVS650a but am concerned that because I like the look already, there's not much left to do to it. Whereas I hate the look of the XG500 but I used to like to tinker with my bikes (my self-built chopped trump was my pride and joy when I was younger) and can see lots of things I could do to it to improve it so the creative side of me would like to sink its teeth into it. I'm hoping your thoughts will help me make up my mind. Thank you in advance.