Hello all, I have a 1996 Across and basically would like to know whether it is worth getting it tuned. I would appreciate any advice that you can give me based on the following: - I am aware that it is a 4 cyl 250cc and as such is, and should be, slow. - It has been regularly serviced but never had the carbys tuned that I am aware of. - With an even mix of spirited riding and commuting it has returned around 5.5 L/100km, perhaps a touch high? - I have pulled it apart and the carby slides are healthy, needles in stock position, and that's about the limit of my carby knowledge. - It is my first bike and the only one I have ever ridden properly, hence I'm not really sure whether it is as quick as it should be... - It feels 'gruntiest' from about 7k to 11k rpm, and above that feels quite flat, although it will rev out to around 16k. Is this normal? If so is it worth changing air filter/exhaust and retuning to free up the top end? Or is that just the way it is and always will be? - As you can probably tell I would like it to be a bit faster, but am unsure whether I will be able to gain anymore power by modifying/tuning. If you think that all of that sounds like a normal, healthy Across then at least my curiosity will be satisfied and I can harden up and deal with it until I'm off my restrictions. As an aside, it has arrow max's on it... can anyone recommend a more sporty tyre? If I can't go any faster in a straight line, at least I can go faster around corners! Also worth mentioning, if I ride it every day it starts straight away with a bit of choke. If I don't ride it for a week, it's a real bastard to start, taking a long time and a lot of cranking to get it going, doubly if it's cold. Could this be a leaky fuel tap slowly flooding it? Or s that normal as well? Apologies for the lengthy post, any insight would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.