Just thought I'd give a plug to the guys who did my bike inspection. A highly recommendable service for noobs like me who don't know what to look for on a bike. http://home.exetel.com.au/mis/ They do a 1 hr inspection for $149.95. You get a very thorough full written report. They do a REVS check, then giveyou a recommendation on whether it is decent or not, and what the price SHOULD be. Then they do the haggling for you. I'll give you an example. The last bike I looked at a fortnight ago was a '92 GPX 250. After test riding it, I probably could have bought the bike for the $2500 advertised. I saw minimal drop-damage, and I thought it ran OK. I then got MIS to inspect it. They found significant drop damage, buggered shocks, a bent handlebar, worn discs, minor leaks, unbalanced carbs. Oh yeah, and it was not a '92, it was a '91. They talked the guy down to $2000 for me, then advised me the going price was closer to $1500, and not to touch this one with a 40 foot pole. Finally I was pointed in the direction of a Spada, which are better bikes anyway! I figure that was money well spent.