Thanks to a new-found friend on another forum, I am now the proud owner of a 1986 GPX750 Kawasaki. Regarded by many as an "ugly duckling" apparently, I'm happy to try and get this one back on the road after 3 years out of rego and use it as my commuter. That way I can make my VFR last a whole lot longer. It was a bargain at the asking price in my opinion, and is absolutely intact and original. 77000kms and a comprehensive service record including new brake pads all round, fork seals and fork oil and new fork springs less than 3000kms ago. The bike has been sitting under a lean-to at his dad's garage so was very dirty, but it was easy to see the potential under the layer of dust. On the way home today, I cruised by the car wash and gave it a quick bath and it came up like this.. First stop will be my mechanic for a complete assessment and advice on what needs to be done, how much it should cost, how much of I can do and what tricky bits I should leave to him. The acquistion of the GPX now means that, after 35 years of riding, I have now owned bikes from all of the 4 major Japanese manufacturers.