Well..... just to start off, my name is Daniel, new rider, first thread. Just bought my bike about 1 month ago. Kawasaki ZZR250 1995 model. When i bought the bike.....3k....it was beautiful! Top paint job, engine sounding sweet, rides like a dream! (i didn't get it checked by a mechanic) Ive done approx 360K's on the bike so far. I thought i should take the bike for a major service, jus incase as i don't know when the bike had its last! Plus i noticed in the last 1-2 days of riding the idle speed was just below 1 (its normally just below 2), which made it hard to start @ mornings and seems slower at takeoff! So i booked and took it into "Sydney City Motorcycles" in Kogarah. (I live in Bankstown, this place seems to be the best for my location, from reviews i have read, any other good places?) I get a phone call today from the head mechanic.......... the low idling is due to a low compression reading...ARK!! that dosn't sound good at all He also said that the engine might need to be re-conditioned to get the compression back up to normal.... He will ring me back in the morning with FULL diagnostic and quote Now im no expert..........but dosn't a re-condition mean new pistons and all internals??? Does anyone know the cost? (Bike has done about 38,000ks) Could i have bought a lemon?? Is there a way to hide this problem for 360ks?? OR, am i just over-reacting and it might jus be a leak in the head gasket and thats the cause of loosing compression?? Please correct me if im wrong anywhere!!