just wanted to give everyone a giggle. i have an 89 kz1000 police that i absolutely love! i am a novice rider, but tryin to get better! a good friend kf mine just purchased his first bike, a 2003 HD sportster 883 anniv. edition. its a really nice bike (too much chrome for me). but for the $ he spent on it, it better be nice! i tried convinceing him to go with a cheaper bike at 1st, just cuz bad things happen to new/inexperianced riders. well, jt happened today! he put the kickstand down on the sidewalk infront of his house, and it slipped off the edge... CRASH!!! i got the phone call to hurry to his house. i rushed over & it was still layin there. how sad! he didnt know how to pick it up and not do more damage. long story short, he is now wishing he had a cheaper bike! lookin at about $1200 in small parts and paint. sorry bro, but i told you! and for all you kz lovers, i BLOW HIS DOORS OFF!!! he hates it, but i love it! speed, comfort and gobbs of power, gotta appreciate it!!!