As above, i have put a deposit on my first bike, CBR250RR (sorry for choosing this bike...most people hate it...esp a Learner) but have this situation. Ive never owned a bike before so mechanically i would know nothing about bikes... have agreed with the current owner that he gives me a 2 week "cool off" period in which i can go and get the bike checked out... the history of the bike is a bit grey...he said it was serviced before he purchased the bike from the previous owner but has not been done since....which is 1 year ago but he says he has only ridden it a few times and has changed the engine oil a few times too....hmmm... looking at the bike with my limited knowledge....the brake discs seem okay...no lip on discs....tyres have good tread....bike and forks look straight....chain seems a little bit loose...chain needs lubing i think....rear sprocket looks okay....coolant and oil probably need to be changed.... now, im not sure what else needs to be checked and changed but im scared of the extra costs involved....i would really like a professional opinion and inspection but again...extra costs!!! is there any mechanic in Sydney that someone could suggest for these services that wont cost an arm and leg? I would prefer an honest and trustworthy mechanic that can give me a quote! thanx in advance! - Mike.