I picked up my bike last night. I bought a 1997 Honda CB250. It's my second bike. Had a R15 when I got my Ls back in October which I only kept for a couple of months with very minimal road time. So its like buying my first bike again.. in a way. Anyway .. my missus dropped me off, did the paperwork and sat on the bike for a few mins to figure out where things are, zip tied my L plates, chucked on my gear and HI VIZ then off I went. I stopped by the Caltex around the corner and gave her some juice (I remembered to switch on fuel tap when filling up and riding and switch off when not riding). It was about a 25 min ride from Glenroy to Deer Park and it was freeeezing and windy on the freeway but the cold didn't wipe the smile off my face. I sh1t myself at one point as some parts of the freeway did not have any lights and the low beams didn't seem bright enough and I didnt want to let go of the handlebars at 100km/h to figure out how to switch on the high beams, but i eventually got there. I was surprised that I had the confidence to ride it home after so many months without riding and with my minimal riding experience. I guess it becomes second nature once you've done it the first time. Will be cleaning her up over the weekend as she is looking a bit rough. Chrome on the headlights is pretty rusted, side panel cover/fairings looks like its been painted over and the tank has a few minor scratches and it doesn't even have the Honda wings decals. But i guess its what to expect for the age and price of the bike. Any other CB250 owners out there, feel free to share your experiences and any tips to best maintain the bike as she is looking like shes done some hard time but still going strong. Looking forward to come along to one of the Saturday/Sunday sessions.