Hi there, Just posting an introduction. Been reading Netrider forums for a few days now, after stumbling across it in google. Great site keep up the good work! I've been riding for about 13 years or so - currently have a '96 GSX750F, and live in Plenty - in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. My wife Hayley also rides. She's got an Across Hayley got her L's in late 2003, and passed her full license test mid last year after being a pillion passenger of mine for a few years. Hayley's currently pregnant, so she's not riding at the moment. I'm taking the Across out for her each week or so to keep it ticking over I actually found Netrider when doing research for a new bike! In mid January I was hit from behind in heavy traffic by a driver who... "didn't notice the traffic was slowing down " :roll: ...And my beloved '85 GPZ900R died a horrible death I suffered a few relatively minor injuries - some lumbar spine bruising, and a fractured left shoulder blade. I'm still a little sore, but certainly on the mend, and able to ride again now. The minimal injuries I suffered are a great testament to wearing good safety gear. Ironically - if I had been lane splitting, I wouldn't have been hit! LOL Sometimes I split in heavy traffic if I'm in the mood, but on this particular morning, I didn't feel like it, and was content to sit behind the car in front - to my detriment! Oh well, it's happened now - hindsight is great Anyway, I ended up buying a GSX750F to replace the old GPZ900R. Picked it up last week, and really enjoying it so far Here's a pic of my new bike (after I peeled a few of the stripey decals off) http://www.comcen.com.au/~eberbachl/pics/GSX750F.jpg Look forward to meeting you guys and going for a ride someday Cheers, Luke.