I had a CBR600, that I intended to stiffen up the brake pedal as it felt loose, buying that 1 replacement bolt turned into a complete resto project down the the frame.
all powder coated and done.
it was fun but I never really got the thrill of the bike. I was either really cold or really sweaty. Absolutely soaked when it rained and in general not very comfortable. Didn't like the wind over my head when looking to overtake etc.
I was expecting this wave of "wow I love this" as I enjoy speed, but for me, the car was always more fun, more comfortable and more practical. When the dog and kids came along it wasn't used at all so has now been sold and replaced with a home bar in the garage haha.
I love bikes, just don't seem to enjoy riding them it seems - that being said, i'd still like a nice cruiser, like the new speedmaster. They were really comfy to ride.
It's funny, on a bike I liked being slower and looking around rather than racing around.