Hi Everyone So I haven't posted here for ages. In the meantime I got my license - YAY! but as the laws have changed I am still restricted for 3 years - so still on my old VTR250. When I was on my learners I dropped my bike at one stage and bent the brake lever - my husband tried to bend it back but it was brittle and it snapped. It is still usable but not great. We tried to buy parts on ebay but since the previous owner when getting a road worthy had to change a couple of things it appears the mechanic put a non VTR brake on the bike and I do not know what it is - so the lever is a lot thinner than the average VTR brake lever and way too thin to even thin down a VTR one (we've tried) so basically we will need to get the whole thing replaced again - or find someone that can work out what the lever is and replace that. I also have the issue that is apparently quite common with VTR250 especially older models where the neutral switch is a bit iffy when the bike is hot. Basically it is in neutral but the light doesn't go on so the engine still cuts out if you put stand down. Also, the speedo backlight is almost non-existent (it is a very very pale blue) and unless I am under a street light when riding at night I cannot see what speed I am going. So basically I need a decent mechanic that is not going to charge the earth and knows what they're doing with older Hondas that have some after market parts - preferably south eastern suburbs or melbourne cbd. Any suggestions? I only paid a couple of grand for the bike so I don't want to spend heaps on fixing it up - eventually I want to get something new when I can afford it. Thanks!