Okay not particularly committed to either bike but browsing the usual classifieds and I've noticed there's one of each for sale locally and would appreciate any advice on whether either would make a suitable commuter/tourer. The Honda in question is an '82 model ex-Police bike which has (supposedly) done 30,000 since having the engine fully reco'd - the only thing that worries me there is just how long an engine can last after a rebuild. The main thing is though that it's cheap (only a thousand bucks) and looks the sort of thing that'd be fairly easy to work on and get parts for. I'm just worried that since the engines already been rebuilt once that it, or other parts like the gearbox, might not have much life left in them. Is this a valid concern or not? Also worried that some parts may be difficult/expensive to track down (it apparently needs new fork seals and the brakes "need work"). Also noticed that there's a BMW R65 for sale with 70,000 kms though I don't really know much about these, and I worry that finding parts in Ballarat might be an issue. It's also 3 times the price of the Honda which makes me wonder if it would be a better option than just buying the Honda and spending 2 grand on fixing it up. Also not sure if 70k is considered high kms for one of these bikes or not. Most of my riding tends to be more straight line stuff on the highway carting luggage or basic commuting so as much as I'd like something light and fun for the few corners I do find I'm beginning to think something larger and more stable is probably a more sensible option (though I do worry about scraping the cylinder heads with the BMW). Basically what I'm after is something that I can ride everyday and at the same time gradually improve/restore (I'll save major work for the winter time if possible) so any thoughts on which bike might be the better option and what sorts of things I should be checking and/or looking for would be appreciated.