Not the actual bike, but the right model, year, etc.
After a summer of endlessly combing the internet, classified and local dealerships, I have finally found a bike! A gentleman who lives a mere three hour jaunt from us is selling me his 1981 Yamaha xs1100 Special (Not the standard or the Midnight Special, just the Special)
I am not sure if I am ready to ride three hours straight on a new bike, on the highway. (that... and I have now way of getting the car back if I ride the bike home. So we have rented a trailer and Kerri's parents are letting us take their Yukon to Clovis tomorrow to pick up the bike.
I figure that I will do better to get comfortable on the bike here in town, at speeds well under 140MPH. That will come later.