Well after getting my Ls in early May, and waiting and looking and looking some more for a bike and then reading netrider then looking some more, I finally bought my first bike. Its 2006 GS500F with about 6200kms, just out of factory warranty. Picked it up from Blacktown(private sale) yesterday and rode it back to Wollongong. I wasnt keen to ride it myself so I had a mate lined up to ride it back but he had work so I had to do it myself. Was a bit nervous, but had my parents in the car behind me. Sorta thrown in the deep end, but ahh well, I'm still alive and kicking!! I really really enjoyed the ride actually after the nerves settled. Was so bloody sore after it all though. lol. But now I'm keen as for some netrider rides! Only thing is it doesnt have a centre stand. Anyone know if they come standard on the GS? Or maybe the previous owner took it off and forgot to give it to me. Might need to chase that up.