G'day Guys First post so thought I’d get the formalities out of the way. I've been riding for 25 odd years in the scrub, paddocks and probably a reserve near you. I've always had Honda's and the odd Suzuki, but love the XR range of trail bikes. I love the smaller weapons and have an XR250 MY04, the last of the classic shape which i purchased new. Many dismiss the venerable XR250 as the newer CRF/YZF's and other high strung motocrossers with rego plates gather all the attention. But i tell you, they can never go as far, climb as easily, or be anywhere near as comfortable and stress free as on trail bikes. 10 hours of riding and I’m just starting to look for a petrol station whilst they’re on their 3rd tank of fuel and are starting to look for oil and/or top end rebuild kits and an icepack for their a***. I don't like going riding with these people because you’re severely restricted with range and I like to explore instead of rapping around in circles all day, never venturing far from fuel. I'm sure they have their purpose though. Valve adjustments are just a plain joke with Honda CRF’s and they really should be ashamed of themselves. Back in 2005 the maintenance schedule was terrifying! I'm sure it would still be similar. Anyway, I’m new to the road biking scene and just purchased myself a near new CB400 MY09 in classic HRC Red/White/Blue colour scheme with only 1500K on the clock. I bought it from a middle aged guy (47) with too many toys and a wife wanting a holiday. Still has 12 months warranty on it and in fantastic condition! Since put 2206k on the clock in 10 days! Wow, that went fast… And it’s a weekend bike! Honest! My girlfriend too is into bikes, albeit only recently. She rode a scooter on a holiday in New Zealand and was hooked and wanted a bike. She got her L's in late December and bought a VTR250 MY07 in black with 6k on the clock about 3 weeks ago. Loves her bike to bits! Anyway, that's about it for introductions. Have a good one everybody! I'll go about updating my profile and familiarising myself with the forum.