Congrats! Just be careful.
My story is like Ken's above, but I started sooner. My first Harley was a 1949 '74 with a suicide clutch too. Rode Harleys, kawasakis, and later Goldwings all my life until about 15 years ago.
Commuted to work, rain or shine, all the way across Houston for 12 years, then the same all the way across San Antonio.
I really loved my Interstate Gold Wings.
When I worked at Hughes Tool Co. in Houston, one of the guys asked me how I got to work in the rain on my bike. I told him I used an umbrella.
Thought Don would like this beauty....