Hi Netriders, New rider, greeeeeen as grass. Just got my provisionals along with good buddy (shono, posted earlier) at the 2 day Q-ride. Obviously really eager to get my first ride and get out there, but also naturally cautious in my approach...to being out on the wide open and also in my bike selection. Being 6'3 and fluctuating between 105-115kg I am tending towards cruisers. Having ridden a mates yam xvs650 I'm smitten and am on the hunt for the same and within budget ($4000 - $5500 max). Have a few shortlisted, but many interstate. One pressing question - how much does a compete re-spray generally cost? I've found a bike that really fits my above description...just really the wrong tone for me [-( Anyway, look forward to the collective knowledge and wisdom floating around this forum. Nick on the Goldy.