Well I'm about as excited as I can possibly be. in an hour, I to go motor reg to get my full licence. 12 months ago I passed my advanced test and settled in for a year of riding my Cb250. And I can say it was the absolute best bike - never ever let me down. Even rode from Adelaide to Naracoorte on it. Almost cried when i had to sell it! But as you all know, I also bought a 1998 Honda Hornet six months ago. now you're all saying "why the hell did you do that when you can't ride it?" well, basicly I was researching how much one would cost me (was looking at between $6000 and $7500 depending on year & KM's) when my dad rang me to say "hey there's one of those Hornet things in the paper for only $4900" so I went to see it - it was absolutely SPOTLESS!!!! my BF test rode it, it ran perfectly, so I couldn't pass it up. in my mind I was already thinking of what to do..."this is really cheap, maybe with the cash I'll save I can re-paint it or something?" being the charming person I am, I talked the guy down to $4500 and got him to throw in a ventura rack & bag, plus a pair of riding boots that are my dad's size! And so the same day I got my licence, i got this: However I'm a girl & I like red bikes. So I was going to re-paint it. Then I thought of maybe getting a stainless steel radiator grill. Then I found out about www.hondahornet.co.uk - the Hornet's Nest - and saw all the mods I could do - i was in heaven! I spent the next 12 months modding my bike into the dream bike I had in my head. Yesterday the last mod went on - good timing eh? so my baby now looks like this: those really interested can read the whole mod process here: https://netrider.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16414 but to save time I put together a video of how the bike has changed here [media=youtube]GomSsE09iv0[/media] I need to say thanks to my boyfriend Tony for being the sweetest & most patient man in the world. he's helped me endlessly in making my dream come true I also have to thank my dad for his advice & endless help with all the fun bits - like the exhaust & that undertray Thanks to everyone on netrider for supporting me & giving advice also. and thanks to my workmates for putting up with me talking about my bike non stop! lol. well, I'm off now to go for a ride! I won't be back on today, but will take pics & post them later. take care all!