Afternoon, I just took another fall New Years eve day - this makes a total of about 3/4 good ones since I've had the bike ( about a year). I have an 03 450, I'm above an entry level rider but well short of an expert. I sometimes fee like the bike gets away from me but not in all the cases. I've considered selling the bike and giving up all together - 41 year old body doesn't fair well falling from 450 height at speed. I ride with my son - he has a 100 and he's seen me fall just about each time I've done it - he freaks but stays calm to help. Maybe a smaller bike? Maybe riding isn't for me? I'm not afraid of it at all but if it means my long term health I'll put it up for one of you all to play with. Nothing has been broken yet - still waiting to see how my shoulder heals from the last one - may have torn something. On a side note - I'm 6'3" and 225 and I'm in good shape so I'm not attributing any of this to fitness or physical size. Thanks for any feedback.