First of all thanks to all those who offered their advice on my need for new tyres for the mighty Hornet. I ended up paying $487.00 including fitting and a Tyre Disposal Levy, for a Bridgestone 020 rear and a Bridgestone 014 front. I took the bike out yesterday and gave them a scrub, and hopefully they'll give me a good balance between grip and durability; (they'd better at that price!!) Now for a further question; I'm around 90ks weight, and I have no idea what the proper settings are for the suspension. I believe the front forks are not adjustable, but with 57,000 ks, should they have a service of some sort. And what should be done regarding pre-load etc to the back shock? AND, while I'm at it, what's the fuss about braided brake lines; are they really necessary for normal sports/touring riding?? (In the words of a famous Australian politician, please explain) I DO listen and appreciate the collective wisdom of the forum.