I'm actually not that new, i think I joined about two months ago. So about time I made an introduction. I'm totally new to motorcycle riding, I've been into road cycling for about 7 or 8 years. I guess I needed a little more excitement? I took the MSF course and after some lurking here in the forums I picked up a 2014 Versys 650. It was a hold over, and took advantage of the Kawi veterans discount and couldn't be happier. I'm 5'8", so I had the seat trimmed cushion trimmed at a local appostery shop. I'm feeling good about the ride height now, but i'm going to try out the motowerk lowering block anyway. Ordered it up yesterday, hopefully I'll have installed by next weekend. This forum has been so informative, thanks for that.