This wasn't intended, because I've just got this thing nicely sorted\nout. The Doctor really wanted the best CD200 Benly I could find, and I\ncouldn't find one at sensible money, so I bought this instead, because\nshe hated the MZ TS150 I bought from Sweller. *Sigh*. Life gets\ncomplicated sometimes.\n\nSod's law strikes - I've just located (with some help from the\nesteemed Tim Crowther, who tipped me off that it was for sale on his\ncompany's noticeboard) the CD200 of her dreams. Well, I bloody well\nhope so, because I've just bought it sight unseen.....\n\nAnyway, that leaves this little GN250. 1991 model on a J, 27,000\nmiles, completely stock, very, very nice runner and (best of all) a\nbrand new MoT. No tax, though. I'll throw in the rack that I put on it\nbecause I can't be arsed to remove it, and the grabrail that was in\nplace before the rack was rusty anyway. You can have the grabrail too,\nobviously.\n\nSome corrosion on the engine cases, but nothing that won't polish up\nnicely with Loyblox and elbow grease. I might even do it myself if I\ncan get a round tuit. New shocks on the back (some cheapo Taiwanese\nthings but hey, new shocks are new shocks). Some arsehole cut the seat\nwith a Stanley knife so there's a small black gaffa tape patch on it.\n\nThe exhaust is patched underneath with bandage and paste, where the\nheaders siamese. It's holding fine and not blowing, but at some time\nin the future it will either need a spot of welding or replacement.\nThe silencer itself is perfect, but it's stained where battery acid\nblew onto the chrome, presumably because nobody knew how to fit a\nbattery breather tube.\n\nAnd it's missing the right-hand side panel badge. Seven quid from\nSuzuki apparently, or less from a breaker.\n\nBloody nice soft little engine. It's actually parked in our office car\npark as I write this, having carried me the 40-odd miles to work from\nThe Chateau. It cruises at 60-70mph and tops out at over 80. Nothing\nstartling, but decent enough. Fuel consumption is about 65-70mpg.\n\nVery low seat, which is why it was bought in the first place. Good\ntyres, decent chain, new rear brake shoes, plenty of life in the front\npads, and I've just cleaned up the front brake caliper and greased the\nslider pins.\n\nThe Crowth has got first refusal for - is it his sister? I unremember\n- but to be honest, I think she's looking for something a bit more\npowerful as a post-125cc bike, so I'm sticking it up here on the\noff-chance. Obviously it's 33bhp legal (something like 22-24bhp,\nIIRC).\n\nYours for ukp350. Yep, slightly more than it cost me, but then I was\nvery lucky to get it at the price I paid, and I've sorted out what\nneeded sorting, added the useful carrier, and got a year's MoT on it.\nPerfect winter or town hack. if nobody wants it, it'll go on Ebay\nwhere I'm certain it'll make more, like about ukp400-425. <fx:\nShylock> Trust me on this.\n\nSW London area. The email addie on this posting will bounce so try:\n\nChateau.murray at dsl.pipex.com\n\nOh, and it's red.