Hey there guys, thought I'd document this here as well as GSResources dot com for all those who may be interested. I bought her sight unseen on eBay and rocked up with a backpack of tools and consumables such as oil and brake fluid. We wrote up the sale, cash changed hands, and after a quick pushstart (flat battery) I was on my way - a quick trip initially to the closest convenient place to fix her up for rego inspection. Here she is after I arrived at my girlfriend's place, 20 minutes away: And the next day, after a wash, new engine oil and a freshly bled front brake system: I got her regoed that morning and left for home that afternoon, some 320km away down the coast... After a 6 hour trip due to a big traffic pileup I couldn't simply cut through (semi hit broken-down cars on the freeway then flipped and killed the driver) I made it home. She returned good fuel economy and really opened up - apparently she'd been sitting for a year while the new owner enjoyed his Bandit 1250. Here she is outside work: After a quick thrash later in the week to see how everything was holding up it became obvious I needed new rear shocks - the ones on there were original equipment and very much felt as though they'd had it. I bought a reasonably priced set from japbikespares dot com with spring preload and cartridge rebound, 10mm longer than standard (330mm -> 340mm) to help quicken the steering a tad and compensate for my 90kg frame and foreseeable luggage/pillion. They fit well, and after finetuning the preload I found a sweetspot where I could enjoy both sedate and sporty riding both solo and with a bit of luggage.