Hello Netrider Community - I have a very broad question about restoring a motorbike. I have an 86 GPZ600R which has been sitting under a cover for the last few months as I had some electrical issues which were preventing it from starting. In the mean time I have borrowed a little money and got myself a 2000 ZX9R as I need a reliable daily ride (I haven't had a car since mine got stolen a year ago) I finally got around to getting a starter solenoid for the GPZ the other day and fitted it and also pulled of the fuel tank and patched a couple of pin holes with the idea of getting it ready for sale. The thing is I realised as I was doing it that I was actually having quite a bit of fun working on the bike. So then later on I'm looking on Ebay to get an idea of what kind of price I should put on it when I go to sell it and there are a few of the same model on there for sale as 'parts bikes'. All these things stewed around in the brain box for a while until the idea popped out - 'Why don't I restore her to her former glory instead of selling her'... I like the look of the mid 80's faired race bikes... So my questions are: 1. Am I crazy? :grin: 2. What should I ask myself before I begin this project to make sure I actually want to do it? 3. Which parts on a bike would be a deal-breaker that should make me just sell the thing? I have been told by a mechanic that looked at the bike that the wiring loom looks a bit dodgy. That the suspension bushings are 'rooted' to use his terminology. Other than that all I know is that the bike starts and runs. It doesn't blow any smoke. It seems to ride ok. Bikeboy - I'm hoping you may be able to answer a couple of these questions as you seem to have a fair bit of experience with restoration. Of course I would love advice from anyone... The other thing I have to consider is that I live in an inner city terrace which has a backyard but no 'workshop' so I may need to look around to rent/share a workshop space. Sorry this post is a bit sprawling but thanks in advance for any advice people can give me.