Well time for me to post up what I am riding etc.
Been leaning on this forum for info pre purchase of a used GS and also since for various thing.
So I landed on a 2013 GS500 Australian delivered in dark Grey, absolutely love it. Its a LAMS approve bike, and has enough to get me moving at about 105Kg and 6' tall.
Need to do the front fork seals, got them, just gotta spend the time to do them, also ordered some T5 LED's for the dash as they are not bright enough during the day.
The bike as I left it the day I purchased second hand, left it at my brothers before moving it home =)
Having never ridden a bike before, I took the opportunity to ride around my back yard till I have a full licensed rider to take me out... The dogs approved.
Got me use to using the clutch by hand, a very new movement to me, though I have always driven stick.
Father in law has been on two wheels forever and a day, he also had a spool stand he'd made for his SV and made up some arms to suit the GS: