I know what you're saying re: Airheads/Oioheads; a pair of jugs are always nice to have around when you're going down. Used to have an 1100GS. LOVED IT. Don't test ride a K... That's how I ended up on the dark side. As for you're speed in a turn... ...well, now we know what the 110 in your handle refers to!!!! Alls well that ends well-and you seem to have learned (and shared) a valuable lesson about following distance. That's what Faceplant is for, right?