Ok i've read all (well most) posts about good bikes for learners and POS's. I've reached a decision that a second hand GS500 is for me. The main sticking point tends to be the Fairing. I've been riding a 200cc scoot (149kg dry) for 14months, about 10k's, no off, no drop (touch wood). I have three main q's: 1. Would you all still recommend I stick with no fairing? 2. I have seen two similar examples around $6200, one with fairing but has been dropped and one without fairing not dropped although slightly more K's. Which one? Can provide more details if helpful. 3. Should I stop being a P(ssy and buy a new one or larger cc bike as I have a full licence?