I finally bought myself a 5th gen, a '99 "49 state" bike. It's in good overall condition, never been wrecked or dropped and not too much garage-rash either. Relatively low miles for an 18 year old motorcycle (it has a September of 1989 built date on the VIN sticker). The prior owner was good about oil changes so I'm hoping the engine is "VFR-young". But it comes to me with a lot of deferred maintenance and in a state of general dirtiness. I don't mind a bit of work to bring the bike up to my standards. That was a long day. Now I'll work on the various tasks for the next month or so.