Hello All. This is my first posting since discovering this site, and I joined the MOA even though I have yet to buy. I have signed up for riding classes in May, and want to buy a C650GT shortly after that. (I hope to sell my '77 Beetle first.) I have some reservations about the "Scooter" after reading about the stalling problems and the oil weeping gasket. Have any of you newer owners experienced these issues? When I do buy, I would like to get one of the more recently built bikes, and hopefully get one with no such problems. Am I able to tell the production date by the serial number? (As with VW and Porsche.) About a month ago I went into my local BMW motorcycle dealer and looked at the C650GT for the first time. I was very impressed, but since I was not ready to buy, I did not want to take a lot of the salesman's time. He indicated that they were not firm on the list price. Would any of you new buyers be good enough to tell me approximately how much off the list price I can expect? I have enjoyed reading all the posts and seeing the pictures of your new bikes. I hope to be posting my new bike's picture in June. Thank you for answering my questions if possible. Best regards, Illiya.