Ok peeps i was on the verge of selling my FZR250 pending a roadworthy, which i thoght would be easy seeing that id only ridden 600km since i boght it from a dealer in Melb, had never been dropped etc. Anyhow imagine my surprise when the mechniac doin the roadworthy asks for $950 just in parts, before labor. H/l needs adjusting (points too hgh) somehting about steering head bearings new indicator assembly(bcoz one side blinks quicker than the other but i just put in a diff watt globe so should only be $1.70 for new bulb ), fairing needs to be plastic welded (dunno why, never dropped it, kicked it) pads need to be replaced (ok perhaps) brake light doesnt come on when front brake is pulled (yep thats true) no reflector on back of bike ($15??? i'll pinch 1 off my push bike) right footpeg needs to be filed down coz its too sharp (dunno never noticed) bike needs to be tuned as he says it stalls at low speed (never happened to me) and it needs a pillion strap (what the F$%^ are these anyhow? i have to get a new pillion seat for this apparently) Now i can conceed some/most of these are genuine safety features but since when does a tune up make up part of the rwc??? now he wants me to replace tyres (these were brand new and fitted by the dealer) as they are the wrong speed rating and also now he said i have to get the ignition barrel replaced as you can take the key out while the engine is on. Some of these things sound a bit tight, extreme and dodge. does anyone recommend a good mechanic, i dont want a dodgey one. also, anyone know where i can get a list of road worthy checklists. sorry of this has turned into an essay, im still pretty shocked at being asked to pay 1/3 the bike sale price for "repairs"