Stone told Jackie the same thing - that I should race the 10R.
Jackie and I agreed before I started racing that I would need either two seasons or Expert status before I would bring the 10R to the track.
We've discussed it a few times since, and I think we came to the conclusion that I won't race Unlimited classes yet. The white-plate thing is less relevant now, but we did agree, and we haven't changed that agreement. Part of the reason is the expense of converting the 10R.
She'll let me get a newer bike after this season - I am thinking 636 if I want to stay in MW, or Gixx750, as the HW classes are lightly contended (yeah, I know, Savoca).