Thanks to Risky for checking out this bike in person for me. Ended up choosing it over a VTR250 because of feedback from @Grasshopper who test rode one for me, and on price factor. The previous owner got his fulls and is upgrading. It's a 99 built C model (Malaysian), 2003 imported. Had an engine change but still a C model engine. VIN ends in 1972, engine number ends in 1935. Changed the oil (Delo 400 of course) today and it wasn't too bad, but couldn't do the filter as it was on too tight to remove by hand. Strangely for a grey import bike, I have a stack of service history/invoices, receipts & rego/transfer receipts from vicroads. It's nice to know at least some history of the bike. Runs fine but sounds a bit rattly at idle... think the timing chain might be on the way out. It has a flat spot at 7,000 rpm when on the move (I'm sure someone will jump in and tell me exactly what's causing that). Last service was 9 months ago according to seller. Do not know actual condition condition of air filter, vacuum lines, carbies, plugs, etc. The plastic air tubes are perishing and will need replacing. Carbs will go green and get a service. Needs all the cables lubed and a general clean up. It will all get done in good time. For now it gets me to my new job at Procycles Everyone's favourite bit, bike pics! Starting with the gumtree ad ones. After getting into Hornsby from Newcastle, for fuel and to check the air in the tyres. New underground car park... unfortunately it's shared (apartment block) so no shenanigans pulling bikes half to bits. Looks good huh? Well, let's look a bit closer... Lots of the marks don't show up thanks to my wonderful iphone camera... but you get the idea... And I think the old owner is a definite contender for the dirty wheel club!