Ok, unlike a lot of guys here, I'll actually respect your opinions so lets hear them. I've got teh patience to learn cause I don't plan to die anytime soon (life is just geting good ). So anyway, help me out. After some research I found a couple that I think might be ok, but I want the final say-so from the more experienced. Here's one i found on cycle trader, 99' EX500. Is this too much bike? What kind of 1/4 times do these run stock? I don't ask cause I want to go fast, I ask because I'd rather start off a little slow. Also, I'm 6' in height if that matters, so I'd rather not be stuck on something that looks like a midget bike http://adcache.cycletrader.com/5/6/0/51088660.htm I've also been looking at early/mid 90s CBR 600s and Ninja 600s. Anyone have any experience with these? What's the 1/4 times like? I want a bike that's a good starter bike, looks nice, and I'll be less likely to kill myself on. ALL input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.