Hi all, Thought it was high time that I introduced myself and said g'day from WA. Been lurking here a long time and feel like I already know a lot of you (personality-wise that is!). Got myself a Kawasaki VN250 a couple of months ago now, using a lot of advice re: bike and gear choice that I got from this forum, and I couldn't have done it without the great information from you guys. Fantastic bike, incidentally, and recommend it wholeheartedly to learners. Have commuted for a couple of thousand ks so far, having a blast and no 'incidents' yet, but I'll keep my eyes and ears open all the same. Anyway well done to everyone making this forum such a great place for newcomers and experienced riders alike! Cheers, Mike.