Quick hello. Have been lurking for a little while and decided to register. Long story short: Used to own an RGV250 (first bike), then a Blue VFR750 and later a GSX-R1100 in the late 80's. Took fathers advice (ultimatum) back then after (once too often) proving I wasn't an invincible 19 year old and had to forego the bikes to keep the peace while living under my father's roof back then. :wink: Fast forward to this day and age: Sister in law wanted some help to choose and purchase a first bike. She has (graciously) parked her brand spankin' new GS500F in my shed here in the area north of Newcastle as her father is none the wiser (sounds like history repeating perhaps?) while she comes to terms with being a new rider (hey with so many years between "drinks" for me I may as well call myself a noobie again). Made the fatal mistake late last year of accepting a friends invitation to borrow his TL1000R for a week or so.... The flame has been relit.... :grin: :twisted: :grin: Taily (aka Dave).