Yep, thanks to all of you here who kindly guided me through my changes of mind, as of today I'm a proud owner of a GS500E. Wow! Haven't ridden yet Way too wet here today, had her delivered back to my house, and there I was on pillion thru the "test ride". Two of us big blokes on it and it still goes pretty hard - to a newbie anyway hehe. It's a well kept 2003 8k bike. So, yea, thanks for all your help guys!!