I have just bought a 1999 SV650S after around 5 years of not riding anything except the occasional ride on the scooter I share with my girlfriend, and having previously not riden or owned anything larger than 250cc. I was lured by the V-twin sound and the price tag of this particular bike, which I paid $3900 for. For that money it is obviously not perfect, it has a dent in the tank, some scraped bodywork, 3 months rego, and 60,000km. I don't care too much about the cosmetics and mechanically it seems good enough, aside from being a bit rattly (Valve reshim? Timing chain? Maybe just the fairing?) and the suspension seems very soft. The bike is red and unmodified aside from a gear rack and even with the stock exhaust it sounds great, particularly on the over-run, and I love the whine it makes as you pull away in first (somebody will probably tell me that means there's something wrong). After 5 years of not having ridden a manual motorbike, my first few km made me look like I was riding for the first time, but I did the 20km ride home and the 90km journey to work and back the next day (yesterday) and again today. My clutch control is still pretty average at times and I have yet to re-learn how to corner with confidence, which is particularly embarrassing when I have to turn right around a roundabout. I am defintely in need of plenty of practise in a carpark somewhere. The great thing is that instead of being a frustrated car driver sitting in traffic always looking for the quickest lane and so on, I now enjoy just moving along with the flow of traffic and taking advantage of gaps that allow me to get past a line of stopped cars. I'm still not sure what the least-illegal option is when I have the choice between lane-splitting, using the break down lane, or the Bus Only lane - my guess it is lane splitting although that also seems the most dangerous. Anyway, I'm wondering what sort of mileage other SV650 owners are getting from a tank of fuel as the prevous owner says the low fuel warning isn't working on mine. The light itself is working so I guess this is likely to be the sender or wiring so there's a project for this weekend. Also, sounds like a dumb question I'm sure, but do the mirrors adjust? I can only seem to move them vertically just a small amount with a lot of force. I will probably give it a once over this weekend and, as the front suspension seems so soft, I might try some new fork oil (should I stick with the factory specs here?) I would also like to get a centre stand sometime to free up a bit more parking space in my already cramped garage, make chain lubing easier and just in case of a puncture when out and about. What are the best sources to buy one or does anyone know of a second hand kit? A couple of other things I would like to do is add a gear indicator (don't laugh) and I would also like a gauge to tell me what the coolant or oil temperature is. Again, any suggestions on these?