So I told a mate he could use my YZF750, sitting around gathering dust becasue I can only keep two bikes and one car registered- if he put 6 months' reg on it. He came over on the weekend and we sorted the little things it needed- chain rivet link*, bleed brakes, swap bald front tyre for half-worn one taken from the KTM. Battery's dead so I roll start the bike, leave it on the driveway revving at full choke, go inside, phone rings.... ten minutes later I return to steam and pissing coolant. The belly pan decals are bubbled and the plastic fairings are soft from heat radiating off the red-hot headers. They are now just a touch buckled as well. Dammit. * boo! to the prominent Canberra Kawasaki dealer who, when I asked them for a chain with a rivet, sold me one with a clip. When I returned it, they said they'd get the right one in, then two days later they sold me the same one I'd bought in the first place! Having to use what I had, I installed it, and, yes, the clip lasted two rides.