Join Date: May 2017
Location: Harrisville, WV
Welcome to the forum! First, I'm glad you're back in the saddle despite your horrible accident. It sounds to me like you're doing the right things by taking the MSF course, gearing up, practicing skills and making yourself as visible as possible. As Hans said, more lights increase visibility, but you're wise to be vigilant at all times, day and night.
There are lots of YouTube videos about riding skills and safety. Some are better than others. Watch some of those when you can. My personal favorites are MCrider and Motorman.
For keeping your bike in top shape, you've found an excellent resource in the VTXOA. Many folks here with many years of experience and lots of solid, practical advice.
Finally, the more you ride and practice your strategy and skills, the less terrified you will be, but a little healthy fear and constant awareness is healthy for safe riding. Enjoy the ride and be safe. Welcome!
2006 VTX 1800S3
. National Cycle 2-Up Windshield, Hondaline Driving Lights, Paladin Crash Bars, Luggage Rack, Viking Bags VTX 1800 S Shock-Cutout Slanted, Studded Large Motorcycle Saddle Bags hard-mounted.
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance." - Will Durante