Hey guys. Just wanted to give a thanks for all the good info available on this forum. I take the MSF course next month and am anxious as hell about it. Five years ago I made the mistake of buying a used Honda shadow 750 and assuming I'd be able to figure out how to ride by myself. That worked for about two weeks until I put her in a ditch. No helmet, no gloves, no nothing. Luckily I was fine, but lesson learned, and I sold the bike shortly thereafter. I've had the urge to get back into riding the last two years, but want to do it the proper way this time. Hope to be on a used XT250 or sherpa in the month or so. I've budgeted some cash for gear already also. Totally pumped to get back into it. Thanks for all the info.