Why I Wish I Hadn't Sold It: 2 reasons. First: after it was sold and gone, I realized that I had given it away under pressure on thinking I would have a hard time selling it, and I was pressed for cash. That was just a stupid mistake on my part. Second: and this is the most important one, I GAVE IN TO MY FEARS and gave up riding altogether for 25 years. During that time I would look at bikes on the road with envy and just could not get myself to overcome it. Well that all changed 3 years ago when I got my current 2006 Royal Star Venture. Call it a midlife crisis if you want, but I decided that I could not live in fear and got back into riding. Best decision I have made in a number of years. One day I would love to find that 83 Venture and restore it, but it is probably long gone by now. I keep scanning the ads to see if it or a similar one would come up. It would be nice to have it again in the stable along with my current RSV.