wow - thanks to everyone! all that info is great, and a lot more than I was anticipating!
I am planning on a used bike, because it's cheaper, I can buy better gear/accessories, and if I do drop it, I won't feel as bad. I've been looking at both naked and 's' models, but part of the decision will come down to what is available. I like the look of the naked bike, however.
I've never worked on anything that is carburetted...I know in certain cars they can be higher maintenance...is this the same with motorbikes?
thanks again -
Not in my opinion, but I love pulling apart engines:lol4:
to someone who isn't as keen, maybe... but if you get an older bike, get the Haynes/Chilton/Clymer manual and there isn't much you can't do.:bluethum: