http://netrosis.imgur.com/motorbike Link to Gallery Such a wonderful and confidence inspiring bike to ride. Unfortunately I took her for a ride to get used to the bike and the registration/licence plate AND tag (orange thingy screwed to it) both came off while riding, and I didn't notice until I got home. I went back and searched for them and couldn't find them so she's had to sit in the garage all day. I know most people don't care too much for stories but for me learning to ride was an important and life changing step in my life. I explain why in a bit more detail in my intro thread: Link to my Intro thread But to save you the trouble of clicking, basically a while ago I developed Agoraphobia and a Social Phobia, two fairly restrictive anxiety problems. As an example I wouldn't go outside, I wouldn't answer the phone unless I knew who was calling and if I knew it was for me. Even when people visited my house I would freak out and get anxious and have anxiety attacks. As part of therapy to get out of that hole I had to take small steps to get out there and experience things to help overcome the anxiety and panic attacks. Eventually I got comfortable with going to the shopping centre to buy food, I could sit down to get a haircut without passing out and so on. Eventually I decided that I should start doing things I've wanted to do instead of dreaming and wishing to do it. So I said to my parents that I was going to get my motorcycle licence and buy a motorcycle. Their reaction was a mixed emotion of humour and shock, they really didn't think I would go through with it and when I kept going on about it they finally realised I was serious. After that they kept trying to talk me out of it until I explained how much of an important goal it was. Jump forward to May and I purchased a lot of safety gear (helmet, jacket, gloves, draggin jeans, and full protective boots) and took a learn to ride course. I don't think there's words that could explain the level of anxiety mixed with excitement and adrenaline that I was going through. About an hour into learning I started cornering and started out quite wide, when I felt like I was going to hit a gutter, and instinctively grabbed that front brake. Well I went down and fortunately wasn't hurt, the bike got a few small scrapes but no big deal. It kinda freaked me out but I knew straight after what I had done wrong and tunneled my vision into the corner and then of course grabbing that front brake mid-turn. By the end of the day I was doing 100 kph on the highway and it was awesome fun. I really enjoyed it and completed my Q-Ride just 3 days later! After getting my licence I developed a new found confidence and ability to push through my anxiety and "just do it", and found myself doing things that I haven't done in years such as going to the Cinemas, riding a train and flying on a plane. I even managed to overcome my worst fear in the world, job interviews. Last Friday I just started an awesome new job! tl;dr - I had anxiety problems like Agoraphobia and a Social Phobia and getting my motorcycle licence helped give me the skills I need to overcome my anxiety problems and get a job! I have to thank netrider and Reddit's /r/motorcycles for all the wonderful newbie advice and tips on riding, buying motorcycles, insurance and gear. I don't think I could have done it without all you guys.