Okay, I need some help folks. I have an 03 Volusia that I keep in my dad's shop back home in NC. However, I'm currently a grad student in Georgia. I've been leaving the bike at home and only riding it when I'm home at Christmas, Spring Break, and some during the Summer. I want to bring it with me to school so I will have something to occupy my time when I'm not working. The problem is, I can't afford to store it in a unit, so it will have to stay out in the elements with just a tarp to protect it. It's such a nice looking bike that I hate to do that, especially when I spent so much time polishing her up. Since I'm a very new rider and I know many of you have ridden much longer than I have, am I placing too much importance on chrome and paint and missing the point of owning a bike? Or, are my priorities in order and I should be thinking of how to properly maintain my lady?