Hey everybody! I've been lurking for a while killing time until I finally bought myself a bike and now that I have picked up my baby bandit 250 I thought I'd come out of the shadows and say hello! I thought I might share a bit of a story about my first week of owning a bike... Sorry if this gets long and rambling. I picked up the bike last week from one of the dealers on Elizabeth St here in Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon and was heading out of town and managed to get all the way to Spencer St (for those of you not from Melbourne that's about 5 city blocks) before the bike stalled when pulling up to the lights Feeling very embarassed and a little nervous as it's the first time I've been on the road on a bike in about 6 years I tried to get it going again. 10 minutes later I finally got the bike started again and thinking it must've been something I did to stall it I continued on my way and got to the next set of red lights (about another 5 blocks) and, you guessed it, it died on me again! Obviously not very happy at this stage I finally made it to me destination. So on the Friday I rang the shop I bought it from and they said to bring it back in and they'd take a look, probably some dirt in the fuel or something. I though cool, I can do that... meanwhile in the back of my head is running the thoughts that I've bought a lemon. So I tried to start it on the weekend and it wouldn't even fire up. So here I was with no running bike on the first weekend of owning it Lucky for me the guys at the shop managed to organise someone to come and pick up the bike in a ute today and they had it back in the shop all of 2 hours before they rang and told me it was all fixed and ready to be picked up! Turns out the carbies had dirt in them and they put a new set on and the bike is purring like a kitten (well as much as a 250cc four cylinder engine can sound like a kitten when revving at 17,000 rpm!) Anyway now that I have my bike and it's finally working I hope to catch up with some of you out there on the roads!