I'll play good cop.
A lot of our knowledge comes from us reading many posts over many years, often on many different forums. I wouldn't be surprised if the cumulative knowledge base of this forum exceeds 500 years (taking into account each user's personal experience, and other forums/threads they have read).
We know what we're talking about; we've been around the block a few times. I started on the Ninja 500 as well, and am going on my fourth year riding. Four years accumulates quite a bit of knowledge, especially given my personality of having to know how things work and DIY stuff. At the same time, four years doesn't hold a candle to half the people here.
Not sure where I was going with this, but I'll finish by saying we're not trying to dupe or mislead you. There's another forum for that.
2008 klx450r SM | Warp 9 | Pilot Power | Acerbis | Vapor | Pro Circuit
2012 zx-6r -- SOLD
2009 klx250sf -- SOLD
2008 zx-6r -- RIP 8/4/11
2001 ex-500 -- SOLD