I'm in the process of buying a 2nd hand bike at the mo, a 1999 750 Monster. It had to have couple of little things done for a roadworthy (loose indicator lens, stoplight switch, tyres (they pass today mate but might not in 28 days WTF?). Anyway, it was meant to be ready today, but the owner hasn't called me. So i called the mechanic doing the roadworthy and asked what the hold up was. He said it was ready to go but broke the speedo cable on the test ride. Bike has only 31K on clock and as far as I could tell from thorough inspection is in very good nick and not ridden hard (1st owner geared it UP...). Just wondering if speedo cable breakage is indicative of old age/thrashing or is just one of those components that does just break from time to time?