Hi all, Im about to become a rider soon, and i need some specific tips on starting out.. What insurance company do you rate as the best? At the moment im 18 and living in NSW and would only get 3rd party insurance cover. For a bike i want to get a 250cc, and keep it for around a year. Can you recommend a good bike (with farings on it) at the $5000 mark? When buying a used bike, whats the most common things i should look out for, and the questions i should ask? How many km's is a well ridden bike? How often do bikes need checkups from mechanics, (like e.g. every 5000km?) Sorry if this is all in other threads, if you could refer me to them, or post direct answers, id really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.