I'm bored, so bloody bored. I need a hobby, i play the occasional game of golf, i've got a couple of nice cars and i love my trackdays but i can only do them so often, therefore i spend my life in the pub, spend loads of money and then don't remember a great deal.
I've owned one bike, an R6 on an 06 plate for about a year, three years ago, didn't particularly get on with it, passed my unlimited test then wobbled around on it on nice days shitting myself over 10,000rpm.
So enough waffling, i fancy learning abit of mechanics, i know nothing about restoring bikes or even much of the basics, but i thought i could get a bike that needs a some work, buy a manual use the internet, pester you lot and get tinkering, not sure where even to start but would keep me busy. I'd then like to start riding again and get back into it.
What would be a good bike to get going on, i'd imagine something a bit older without too many electonics.
Any idea's, or am i being daft and all i'm going to do is end up with a pile of bits or make such a hash of it that i'm going to kill myself.
Why don't you buy a bike that's a bit tatty and could do with some mainly cosmetic work?
That way you'll be taking off the fairings, changing chains, brake pads etc and not doing the tough stuff like changing the head, straightening the frame etc.
You could turn a bike around with parts bougth off eBay and learn a fair bit in the process.
My bet would be to pick up a Hornet 600 or a Daytona 955i. Loads of spares available.
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