Alright this year I will finally be able to get into riding at the ripe young age of 18 (until my bday in the fall) now, I would like to buy the bike in June or so. I will have about 5k to play with. I have been looking at the F3's and I really wonder, because everyone says "don't start on a 6 it's a bad idea" however I ALSO hear the the F3 is a great starter bike because although it's a 6 it is about as tame as a 2k2 500 ninja. Is this so? Is it fairly forgiving? I would like to find a nice 1993+ F3 and slap some frame sliders on there because chances are I will have a spill sometime, everyone does. Yes I will be wearing all the gear, jacket helmet gloves boots pants and taking the MSF course. So what do you think?