Hi all feel the need to vent my frustrations, I bought a 94 Blade about 2 and a bit months back, privately. It had only 26 K's on it & rode well & the buyer seemed like a genuine guy . I bought it to commute about 50K's to work a day & use as my only transport for me & partner. Shopping, lifts to uni & work for girlfreind, trips to family in Wollongong etc etc . I needed something reliable & strong. I spent 1000 getting new tyres & steering head bearings etc , which was fine, prepared for that . But since then it has been a nightmare . It has constant flooding issues as mid temps. It has died on me 3 times in the last 2 weeks, twice of which I have had to pay to get it to the shop , they replaced a fuel pump & carb float valves & I went away happy thinking thats it solved. A week later, same issue as before, and they look at it , get it going and it lasts 1 day , on Sat morn it just dies on me . Paid again for it to get moved . Now I think the people at the shop are doing OK ( but obviously not really getting to the bottom of it ) , and I really dont know if the guy who sold it to me knew about issues or not, i prefer to think he didnt . It is just really getting me down as public trans to work is a total c@#$ & I am just losing $ . So I guess when they call me , unless they can say they have solved the issue & are confident in that , I will just bite the bullett, trade it in at the closest dealer for something newer & reliable as I need a working bike ASAP . I will have to borrow $ to get the new bike & will no doubt lose thousands on the Blade. Its really got me down, you know you feel stupid for buying the thing, shoulda bought something newer in the first place, etc etc . I am no mechanic, I am happy to pay people good $ to do work for me, I just want a reliable bike I can use every day that makes me happy & does its job. Not so happy.