Yes, and I have been thinking about that a lot... If I wouldn't have had my accident in 2010 I wouldn't have met her and still be in Laos now. Life is strange... Yes it's a Suzuki LS650 1998, later they became Boulevard s40 but it's the same bike except for 4 gears instead of 5 (S40). When me and and my girlfriend met online one year after the accident (2011), the thing that brought us together was motorbikes. She wrote that she had been wanting to ride a motorcycle since she was a kid. When she was 10 years old she was going somewhere with her parents and when they stopped by a gas station to fill up the car, a big chopper gang rode in to fill up their bikes, and that was it for her. When I asked her what it was with the gang that made her interested she answered that she always liked engines. Motorbikes, airplanes, steam engines, everything that moved, sounded, smelled and was oily. That together with the adventure of traveling and freedom of going wherever you want, not trapped inside a hot car. She said that she often had her face outside the window in her parents car when they where going somewhere because she loved the wind in her hair. When I asked her if it was only the ride she wanted, she replied that she wanted to learn how to take engines apart and understand how to "make them feel better" and that she wanted to learn to build a bike from scratch so she could get something that nobody else had, "a bike with personality", and I think that was it for me... That I was 46 and she was 21 years old had of course nothing to do with it at all ;) I will be 50 next year and she will be 25 around Christmas... LOL So last autumn I bought her a 50cc Suzuki K50 from 1979 (foot gear and much like a small-big motorbike) and I said that if she could fix the engine up so it always starts on the first kick and then learn to ride safe with it, I would: 1) Buy her a good beginner bike that had a potential to be chopped... 2) Help her learn to ride it so she could take a driving license... 3) Help her to learn to take the engine apart... 4) Help her to chop it, to get it like she wants... So last winter she took the 50cc apart and fixed it (first time with any engine). I told her how to tune it, and she did (the whole summer). Now the moped always starts on the first kick...She learned to ride it really good (very, very scared in the beginning). So I had no choice than to buy her a bike. This spring I lent her money to buy a bike (Shes to proud to just get it as a gift). I choose Savage because it's a single cylinder bike, not to different from the small 50cc (valves and 4 stroke). It has good torque on low to middle rpm:s and a low center of gravity. With reputation of being very reliable, a very good bike for beginners... And It can be chopped to a quite decent bobber to. Shes been out the whole summer with the moped busking (playing on the streets) and she just payed me back for the bike ;) ... Nice!!! Since I want her to do most of the chopping by her self (I will only help her) I checked out if there was any nice "bolt on" kits around and I found Ryca... http://rycamotors.com/news/ They also make a really nice coffeeburner kit... A nice variation... Cafe bobber?