Apologies if this should be in General Discussions - please move if appropriate. A basic maintenance evening was run some time ago for the Melbournians, and i thought that was a great idea. Because I am not mechanically minded and I dont know anyone who is when it comes to bikes, i thought it might be appropriate to go through an acredited school. Alert Motorcycle School run just such a course out of their Bayswater rooms and having spoken to someone who recently completed the course, it sounds like the goods. The course is run periodically and on demand. It's regular price is $45 and runs for 3-4hrs. At this stage i havent spoken to Alert so i dont know if there is any chance of getting a 'club' rate, but $45 will be the max cost. The course covers the really basic stuff like cleaning, pre ride checks, tyres, chain adjustment and lube, oils and fluids, electrical, brakes and pads, and leavers among others. So if any Perth Netriders are interested, post here and if there is sufficient interest i will contact Alert and get the low down. Cheers Jono - Duffman.