First bike was a '77 Yamaha 175 IT (dual purpose), then a 1980 Yamaha 850 Special (sport cruiser), a 1974 Honda CB 750 (super bike), a 2003 Suzuki GZ250 (small cruiser) and a 2008 Kawasaki Wind 125 (small cruiser in Asia)
Sold my last bike in late 2008 and haven't ridden since due to back problems but really miss riding and hope to be able to do it again one day!
When I bought the 2003 Suzuki my plan was to tour Canada end to end on it but that was around the same time I started have lots of back trouble and also met my wife....
LOL! No a backrest wouldn't really cut it! Put it this way i love stick shifts, always have, have been driving my 5-speed Neon for a month now and I really do notice a lot of pain when I'm driving it in the city, a few of my other projects that where slated to get sticks are now getting auto's with a shift kit instead. Not happy about it but that is the hand I have been dealt so I just have to play it!
Once I get another hundred plus pony's under the hood of my Mustang it will almost be as fun as a bike! (has over 300HP now)
I do miss the looks from the lady's when riding though, no better chick magnet then a bike for sure!