Today I overcame my obsession with antediluvian technology and embarked on a significant upgrade. I've never owned a bike this young before. My 400/4 and SR500 are now sharing the shed with a 1987 GPZ600R. The bike has been in storage in a shed for 3 years and the princely sum of $500 sees me owning my first faired bike. The previous owner (yes, it really is a one-owner vehicle) held a small engine tech certificate and, from the state of the bike, he clearly took care of it. It needs tyres, a little fairing repair, chain and sprockets and new seat vinyl before I re-register it, but it is all there. It started on the second try and isn't blowing smoke so it won't be long before it makes an appearance at coffee. And to round things off, the previous owner's mum (she's the vendor as the owner passed away some years ago following a long illness) threw in 2 jackets, Dririder pants (all in my size) and a third jacket and pants that might have fitted me - 20 years ago. Woohoo - faired, aircooled, vibration free riding, here I come. And I think the SR500 will be my sidecar's new powerplant.