well it took me 12 months to get one but FINALLY I got myself a bike, a new GS500F. I got it a couple of days before christmas and am loving it . I have only done 700 kms so far, but I am back at work now after a 4 week break and commuting on it daily so those kms will clock up pretty quickly. I had intended on getting a CB400 but deided to put the extra $2500 I would have spent towards my upgrade next year. I also got: Shift Boots Rst Mesh Jacket Dainese Back protector Dainese Gloves Draggin Silverback Jeans Draggin knee protectors Ventura Rack and Bag AGV K4 Helmet I have also done a HART course called 'learner to licence', I was the only one book in so I spent 4 hours with the instructor one on one going over the basics like emergency stopping, slow riding etc, then we did slow u-turns, cone weaving before heading into the dandenong mountains where the instructor followed me and evaluted my riding giving me feedback on cornering, lane position hazard perception etc...best $120 I have spent. anyway heres a pic I took on my phone at work this evening.