Hi all. First post. I don't have my licence yet but have ridden a few private dirt bikes on the rare occasion and have been slowly pestered by my young son to "get a bike dad! get a bike dad!" So I began quietly looking around but not really taking much interest, thought I was dreaming really. Anyway, I know a lady who's son dropped his bike 5 or 6 years ago, lost his nerve and never got back on it. So I went to see this thing that had been sitting in a garage for the last 5 years expecting to see a CB250. I was surprised to find an '89 Honda Spada that had not been started since garaged those many years ago. It was repaired from it's drop (indicators, handle bar and mirrors) and only shows signs of droppage on muffler and a little chaffing on front rim and motor. I was allowed to take it home and try to get it going before I bought it. I dropped the oil, replaced filter, drained the fuel tank, filled the carbies with carby cleaner, fresh fuel, new battery and kicked it in the guts. After a few coughs and splutters the little thing burst into song and me and my son jumped around for a few minutes in joy! Since then, it kicks over on about the second revolution and purrs smooth. 67,000ks on the clock but had 2nd hand motor put in at some stage from the previous owner. As far as I can tell, the bike is in good condition for it's age. Sprockets look good to my eye, not much wear. No leaks, runs cool and everything works. Paid $500 Booked in for rider training middle October. Thanks for reading.