I've never been all that good at delayed gratification, especially when it's applied to motorcycles, iTunes or Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream. But since I'm even less enthusiastic about ending up broken down, broke and morbidly obese, I'm working on it. The Element is a nice change, providing a little empathy with the rest of the motoring public. Four weeks really isn't all that long anyway. No more numb, tingling fingers. It'll be worth it. I can ride till I'm 80. Sometimes a little creative rationalization comes in handy.