Well. 5k miles, a lot more money than I thought, and one year later, it's for sale. Unfortunately I'm in dire need of a new car and need some money for the downpayment. So I guess my point to this is, A. I'm selling a beautiful first gen in the best shape of its life, if anyone is interested. and B. I'd like to thank this forum for keeping me sane and helping me along the way. I really never would be the rider I am today without the usually positive criticism. In addition, it only reassured me that the SV is one of the greatest bikes there is, especially if you treat it well. I'll pop in once in a while, and hopefully I'll stumble upon another bike next year. Thanks ladies and gentlemen, ride safe! Like I said, of all the forums I've ever been apart of, this one truly has been the greatest.