First post! First bike! Maybe. I'm looking for some educated advice. A workmate of mine has an old '85 Honda vt250 sitting around that he's willing to flick to me for next to nothing. Researching on the net tells me wildly different things about them, a full gamut of good & bad. Just wondering if anyone has experience with them? (the owner also cruises these forums, I'm expecting a smart-alec reply any moment now...) There are two issues: A. Currently unrideable. Cranks but won't start. No RWC or Reg. B. Would be my first bike both owned & fixed up. I'm pretty novice when it comes to maint., I have some mates to call in for reinforcements, but not really wanting to crack open too much. I'm just a sucker for saving things bound for the scrap heap... Apart from the non-starting (I suspect carby or fuel supply issue) it's only got a couple of minor cosmetic issues & prob needs a new chain+tension. So, will the fix up be worth it? Or will I be throwing money at a black hole? Just looking for a mass of opinions to weigh up. Both good and bad. Cheers.