G'day All Shh, don't tell the Mrs, I want it to be a surprise. She's had her Ls for a while but I haven't been able to afford to get a bike for her to learn on. This one popped up on eBay the other day: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI...23250&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT#ht_992wt_1141 Read the ad and rang the owner, who claims it's not smoking and not burning oil, no nasty noises in the engine. It's a bit far away to head up and look at before buying, but the price is right assuming it doesn't get bid up too far. Nothing fancy, but it'll be cheap to buy, run, register and won't matter that much if she drops it. Should be cheap and easy to work on too. Any alarm bells I'm not spotting? PS And don't bloody buy it out from under me or I'll... cry.