Sunny and warm, finally, here in south-central Maine! Been following these forums and the SV650 in general for a few years now. I just purchased a beautiful blue 2005 SV650 (naked). I've been riding, off and on, since I was 17 (33 now). Mostly ridden cruisers (Virago, CB750, Magna, V-Star), but I'm really liking the different riding position of the SV. And the engine is terrific. I'm glad I was finally able to get into the SV scene. So, hello to all, and thanks for the tremendous wealth of info on these boards.