Hi guys, Thanks to some of the fantastic tips I received in my "LAMS suggestion for a very tall rider" thread I'm now the proud owner of the Kawasaki KLR650 shown below. While to most normal sized people this would be a very tall bike, so me it fits like a glove. Just the right size to be able to flat foot both legs comfortably, with enough power to feel like it'll haul my fat arse around without breaking a sweat. Yesterday I clocked up around 100km riding around my local area (Central Coast NSW) and learnt quite a bit about what it's all about. Lessons such as: * Make bloody sure you've kicked the gears down to first before punching across a roundabout, being in neutral will let your panic/embarassment kick in quick smart. * Don't trust that the little bit of fuel in the tank is enough, if in doubt fill it up. I ran out of fuel and had the engine die on me at around 30kph, luckily it was a quiet backstreet and I pulled the clutch in before it died so I was able to just coast down to a nice stop - even luckier was the 7-11 less than 1km away. * Following on from running out of fuel, thinking you've switched the fuel lever to reserve when you've switched it to off will make you scratch your head as to why you can't start the bike again. * It's ok if the engine sounds like a gate to hell is about to open up, this isn't a car. 6000rpm is a regular day at the office for this thing. * The bike isn't a bucking bronco that wants to see you on the ground, ride sensibly and you'll learn that riding this thing isn't an impossible task. I'm looking forward to get out on this thing again, hoping for a few sunny days this week so I can ride to work, in the mean time I'll be soaking in all the knowledge I can from you guys and what I can find on Youtube. Thanks again!