Hi All, it's been about 18 months since I returned to motorcycling, although I previously held a license for over 20 yrs, it's been a good time since. Purchased an '03 BMW R850R before I had even re-licensed, it was tough staying off it that first week . I aced the test on a 250 Honda at Kingscliff TAFE on a Saturday and rode the Beemer up to the registry first thing Monday and was legal at last. The R850R was perfect choice, plenty of power, in fact too much those first few weeks, and the tele lever front end saved my neck more than once while i was getting my "sea legs". Since then we've done over 15000 k together on the twisty pot holed roads up here in the northern rivers, motorcycle heaven really. I've grown to love the old girl, she is a fine road bike indeed, but it's time to move on, I'm ready to get more adventurous and want to go places where impeccable road manners will not count for much. So if you know anyone looking for a boxer in really good nick, records and all let me know, because I'm about to drop the hammer on a Tiger 800. So there you have it, great to be here, thanks for reading.