Herro, I am finally going to buy a motorbike (LAMS) after all these years of dreaming! I was going to wait until I had a full license although after riding my dream bike (R6) I concluded it was indeed a very very very very (etc..) silly idea. I am going to buy an old school 250 (most likely a cbr250rr) because that was the first bike i started riding on the road, it's cheap, good resale value and i love the rev-range. However, I have never brought a vehicle, or a used one for that matter. I am sure this a nubcake question, but I would rather ask it than end up buying a toaster by accident. Ofcourse i am going to ask questions about the engine and how it was maintained for, but that individual will probably lie through their teeth and grin as they remember attempting to do a wheelie and stacking into a bush. What am I really looking for? Is there any real way of inspecting a bike thoroughly without paying $250 for a bloke to come and check it? I am fairly competent on working on bikes, but buying one is completely new to me. My original plan was to inspect the fairings/tank for any signs of damage, then move on to the dials and make sure they all work fine. Then check things like the kickstand/seat, ask him/her to start it up and possibly take it for a test ride. I'd like to hear some thoughts/stories by you all, cheers!