It all started when I saw a brand new f800gs with full touring addons in the carpark at work... I was smitten. But I knew I wasn't good enough for a beauty like that, so I started looking at her younger sister, and kept looking. I finally took the plunge, and placed a dowry on a 2001 f650gs with 35,000k on the clock in near immaculate condition. If anyone has owned one, I'd love to hear about your experiences. The only issues I can see in the future is the difficulty of maintenance and the cost of parts. It doesn't seem effected by the issues common to this model, exept for the lose mirrors, and shitty seat. Now I just need to wait a few weeks until I can pay her off completely. First time I've been nervous riding a bike since I pulled out of the dealership with the cbr250.