Hello to you all, After many years of threatening to get my riders license I finally took the leap back in December. I am bigger than the average bear and was concerned that I would not be able to get decent protective gear to fit or a learners approved bike to fit me. I stand almost 6'7" and weigh a bit more than I should (read fat bastard). However I was so happy to find companies like RHOK jeans who where willing to make me a pair of custom Kevlar jeans and SDG Moto who made me an awesome custom leather riders jacket. I than went on the quest to find a bike ...... I went to a number of bike shops with salesmen trying to pitch this bike and that bike not really considering the bloke who has to ride their offerings! Than I walked into western motorcycles at Penrith and a young bloke named Mitch asked if he could help. He than proceeded to show me a suzuki V-Strom abs. But he was willing to call a spade a spade and said that I would need to upgrade the shock spring front and rear. I really appreciated the no BS approach and the lengths that this company went to to fit the bike to me. I had all the upgrades I wanted with all the optional extras at a very reasonable price. Since this time I have clocked up nearly 1500 km's and have enjoyed every single meter of it. The bike is awesome to ride and is very confidence inspiring. So, I hope to meet some of you at the net rider MOST training at homebush and I am sure I will nod to many of you on the open road. Stay safe!!