Hi everyone. I have a terrible secret to confide with you. It's my secret shame... I ride a postie bike. And I love it. I got it last week from the auctions, fresh from Australia Post duty (you can still read "POST" where the stickers used to be ) with 25k on the clock. Changed the oil, spark plug and cleaned out the air filter and she runs great! Cost me $1200 all up. Bargain! It goes alright around town. Keeps up with traffic up to about 75km/h then runs out of puff pretty quickly after that. I've heard of some that get up to 90 pretty easily though. It corners okay, better than a scooter because of the bigger wheels. Brakes are crap. Only one word to describe the feel of drums: wooden. It's got gears, which is a bonus. No clutch though, which takes some getting used to. I still go for the lever and grab nothing but air! I've got a question. I've heard people say things like "this bike's running too lean in the top end". Now, I know this means the engine is starved of fuel at high rpm, but how can you tell just by riding whether your mixture is rich or lean? Other bikes I've ridden regularly are a Yamaha RD 250 and an Aprilia SR50. The yammie is heaps of fun, nice change after learning on a CB. Mine however, desperately needs a rebuild so it doesn't see any action anymore. The Aprilia rocks. Handles like it's on rails and will do 80 clicks if you push it.