Im looking into buying an old, second hand <$1K motorcycle to pull apart, put back together, service and generally learn the basics of motorcycle mechanics, maybe even slowly turn into a cafe project as I progress. I have a couple of maintenance books as references, and plan to buy the bike manual along with a basic tool kit. I have an empty garage which will make a small but good space to work. I am unsure of what sort of bike / engine configeration is best for a beginner. Will I find learning the basics of a single or parallel twin much easier then an inline 4 or V-twin? Can anyone recommend particular bike models that are affordable, easy to work on and somewhat bulletproof? Im thinking Japanese, 1975- 1985ish and in running order (so that I know it works from the outset) Any other tips? Cheers.