This is exciting. I have owned and ridden my black Kaw Ninja 500 since June 2003. I have ridden it from Tampa to NC (through the dragons tail) and back. Dumped it once going through some gravel (dare stuff) and it is in the process of being repaired. It will be my only mode of transportation beginning jan 1 (yeppy! I am so excited). Would really like to know if there are any other female motorcycle riders in my area? And I am looking for an upper front fairing... does anyone know where I could find one. My repair shop can't seem to find one.