We have a 04 GSA that has become our favorite ride now that we got the Russel seat. I never would of thought the wife would of liked this bike over a LT we had but every morning she is ready to go for a ride. Two things i would like to ask other GS riders is first, does the side stand seem like it is too short. I carry a thick pad that is needed on flat ground or the bike looks like it will tip over. And also what octane fuel do you buy. If i run a lower grade i can hear knocking when i put a strain on the engine, going up a grade around 45 mph and give it some throttle in high gear. The engine must have a knock sensor so it keeps the timming as high as it can but i know pre ignition will destroy pistons\engine.