Well, I went over to sit on the 04 S this morning. The seller lives about 5 minutes away. I really expected it to be way too tall. It was fine. The seller also had the lower Gel seat (not sure of exact name) and it was even better. So, the height of the bike was not an issue to me. The bike was in pristine shape, he had a few extras, had all of the original paperwork, all service records, good Gobi bags, and all of the stuff I expect to see in a top-notch used bike. The bike has had all TSB's done and had the paperwork to show it. It has also just had a major service at a good dealer and I read all of the receipts. Looked like a winner to me. So I bought it. A deposit has been left and the bike to change hands shortly. Thanks everyone here for your insights. Now I must say that the silver, black, and orange bikes are much slower. It is the BLUE bike that is fast. T.