Hi all, I stumbled upon NetRider when reseaching ali things bikes for an upcoming purchase. Im booked in for my L's course in a few weeks and plan to test ride a few bikes after that. One of the first questions I am battling with is how much to pay for a Helmet? The guy at Frasers suggested pay as much as you could afford considering how much you value your head ($800) then I found a CRASH review of Helmets and there top rated weas no more than $200. I was also wondering if there are any groups etc I could do a bit of riding with once I get my license to help refine my on road skills (FYI I road bikes in the bush as akid but am now 42 with a long gap between rides). Also then theres the big question about what type of Bike??? I really have no idea, so any suggestions (Im a big guy 6 foot, 115kg). Its all a bit exciting though and look forward to getting out there. Take Care.