Anyone use the R3 as a daily commuter or primary vehicle?
Or any motorcycle for that matter? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts.
I'm about to have to pass my car on down to my youngest sister who will be of driving age, and I'm definitely not interested in financing another car (I'm a recent subscriber to the Dave Ramsey "buy it with cash, or don't buy it" philosophy). That said, I'm wondering if I can get by with the R3 not only as a daily driver, but also as my primary vehicle. My wife will still have a car, so I could potentially use that for grocery store trips, etc. No kid in the situation yet, so that really helps makes this a possibility.
My commute to work is laughably easy, so I'm not worried about that. What concerns me is riding through rain and difficult road conditions. I could invest in better tires, get water proof tail bags for storage, get better gear to keep myself protected, etc. I'm already in the process of installing a GPS for navigation, so that will help. It's a bit of a daunting thought even still.
Thoughts from hardcore motorcycle commuters ("uphill, downhill, both ways, in the snow, in a hurricane...etc.")? What are the main concerns I should be preparing for?