I'll start the ball rolling...
Hello everyone, I'm David, aka YellowJacket! and I live in Knoxville, TN. I'm the third owner (and probably final) of my 1982 Vision which I paid $1.00 for in 2005. At first, I thought it was a bargain but with all the work, tools and parts, I'd have to say that I have a good $2000.00 in her.
She's a great bike and is somewhat of an 82/83 hybrid. 82 at heart with a full 1983 suspension, and hardbags off of a 1983 Virago. I've done about 99% of the work on her. I had done the original yellow paint job but when my tank needed to be replaced, I did all the prep work on the plastics and new (had never been used before) tank then had a friend who is a professional painter do the Chevy Yellow paintjob that is now YellowJackets signature. For those of you who don't know me, YJ as I call her is pictured in the upper left of corner of each page on this site. Many ask me why I call her YallowJacket when Im NOT a Georgia Tech fan. Well...one day someone made a comment about looking like a bumble bee. I really didn't see anything macho or masculine in that, in fact, images of winnie the pooh came to mind (sorry Tigger...um, Tiger) so I said.."Its not a bumble bee! Its a Yellow Jacket!" and the name stuck.
Professionally, I'm a Respiratory Therapist but will be quitting my job next year and going to school to be a Physician Assistant. I'll be working in cardiothoracic surgery when I'm all done.
Lastly...and most importantly, I'd like to say thank you to all the members on this site who made ROV what it is and hopefully this site what it could be. We are all preserving the future of this great bike we all hold so near and dear!
All the best!