I hear you John. Iím 65 and started having some ankle issues that made worry about holding up my fully loaded K1600 GTL up at a stop with my wife onboard. I been riding on 2 wheels for over 50 years and was really hesitant and apprehensive about considering a move to 3. Finally, I couldnít resist the redesign on the 2020 RTL any longer so, I sold the Beamer I bought my first Spyder. I must admit, it will take a bit of getting use to but I absolutely love it thus far. My wife feels the same way and feels more comfortable on it than she did on our 13 GTL. (Happy Wife, Happy Life!). I gotta admit, I feel, so much more relaxed now that Iím on 3 wheels. Best of all, itís really allowed me to recapture the simple and pure enjoyment of riding and exploration again.