Well today I went and got my permit but yesturday is the killer.
I went by a bike dealership to check out the bikes and I was just basically looking around. Then one of the salesmen asked me if I was interested in a particular bike so I told him I was just looking around and I wasn't really sure if I was in the market to buy a bike or not.
He was showing me a few bikes and I was quite impressed with the inventory, but then instead of telling me how much I was willing to spend, or what bike was the most expensive, he asked me, "How many bikes have you owned before now?" I told him, "None, I'm a new rider."
He was like "Oh, well I have the perfect bike for you."
He led me to a 2002, 0 miles, Suzuki SV650S with the full fairing kit, and boy oh boy was I in love with this bike.
He let me ride it up and down the parking lot a bit and he told me that even though it's a twin, it has a respectable powerband but the powerband is also very steady so i don't have to keep my eyes on the rpm gauge and it's easier to control. He also told me that it has softer suspension than the inline 4 600's.
I didn't know if my credit would do me any justice but I said it anyway... "Do you think I can get this bike, 0 down?" He was like, "If the number's match, I'll throw the under fairing in for free with a helmet and gloves."
Needless to say I went in, my credit came up really great and I got approved for 100% financing, 0 down.
the bike's silver and I'll have pics of it up soon but I have to wait for the under fairing to come in because the one they had that did have the lower fairing had a broken shifter
but in any case... I'm glad I got the bike, it handles really well but I'm parking it until I take my MSF next week.