I submitted for a POLL to see if the FOURM members wish for me to stay on. I had a long talk with "KAWI". SEEMS I have stepped on some toes or at least someones feelings...most likely with respect to the NINJA 250R. I'm Sorry, IF I hurt anybody or any feelings. My stand is to ensure that not only the Kawasaki dealers be present to serve us when we need parts (not places like Dennis Kirk), and to ensure the safety of even the newbies coming on the forum asking about a bike and if it is a good "starter" bike. I think that the tried and trued Beginners bikes are the eliminators or set up bikes. Should someone have some experience already riding then would that be in cruisers or superbikes? Sometimes we mean to give good advice, without all of the details. the bikes handle completely different, and any of you with riding experience know that. The people coming on asking for advice on a NINJA...what experience do they have...most of them admit to having none, yet I've seen posts with the 250, 500 being great starter bikes..."I started out with a 600..." I personally believe that newbies should stick to something tried and trued until they have some time under their belt and then borrow or test drive a sport bike before someone tells them what I have seen in the forum. I'm either staying or leaving as per the POLL that I have posted, based on my personal opinion and consious of allowing someone to advise a person to purchase a 500R because a 250R is to small, a girls bike, or something you will grow out of to soon. Once again I'm probably stepping on toes, but the SAFETY of bikers and the Dealerships remaining open are my MAIN STAY onboard this FORUM. I believe in my words and I believe that this forum needs my input. I INVITE ALL FORUM MEMBERS TO USE THE POLL, young, old, even pencil pushers that no longer have the time to ride. ljangell or ZX-2R I will continue to use the Forum tillthe 30 day POLL is completed and then either return to ljangell or leave the forum...it is in YOUR hands.