Hi all First post here and I thought i'd give you a story for a laugh and a cringe on a monday morning. I got my L's about 4 months ago and got my P's about a month ago. I was riding a Virago 250 around for my L's and it didn't have enough grunt. So last week I traded it in for the GS500F, brand new. Been crusing around on it all week and having a blast. But...I went for a spin this saturday and was on my home street. I saw the neighbour out the front with his daughter, so I thought I'd take a little look at her; as you do. In that split second I went up the dirt drive I have on my nature strip, locked up the front wheel and the scraped along my housemates bosses car. The bike then slipped out from underneath me. So I've had the bike less then a week and have damaged the fairing and the indictors. Not real happy with myself. The right indicator has been pushed back into the fairing and the fairing is also cracked. My pride was the only thing really hurt I've been over the same patch of dirt for the last 4 months without a problem, the minute I take my eyes off the road it all goes pear shaped. Lucky I have full insurance or I would be really angry with myself. So the lesson for today is - don't perve on girls when riding a bike! Please feel free to laugh, everyone at work already has.