I have a lot of bikes, and Some say I have a problem. Well I also watch craigs list for those great deals trhat you cannot pass up. So last year I was checking craigs list and at about 3:30 in the afternoon, someone posted this 1997 BMW F650ST with only 14,000 miles. I did not know anything about them, but it was listed for $1,100. A quick check and I realized it was a pretty good deal, and at 5:30 I was in the guys driveway looking the bike over. The battery was low and the bike would not start. The seat had a piece of tape on it covering a rip in the seat, and two of the turn signals were broken, We talked a little while his trickle charger tried to charge the battery. I checked the paperwork and got the engine to turn over slowly. I asked what he would take and he offered me the bike for $1,000. I handed over the cash and he helped me load it. After getting the bike home and on a real charger it fired up and I took it for a short ride. VERY NICE! I mentioned the bike to my cousin (He and I ride together more than anyone else) We had gotten his older son a Honda VT500 Ascot three years earlier and now he was riding a Honda Nighthawk-S. He liked this bike and his younger son had ridden dirt bikes when younger. He was about to graduate from high school so we got the seat covered, replaced the two signal lights and Matt gave his son the bike for graduation. He had no license yet, so later in the year both His son and my Neice took the MSF Class together, both passed. The Bike sat in my garage for the winter and I got it out this week to prep it for it's first ridding season for his son. A new Battery and changing the street tires to something a little more Adventure suited. Mounted up the tires today, installed the new battery and the bike is ready to go. On a side note I also just finished preparing a 2001 Kawasaki 250 Ninja for my niece for her first season, it has 2,100 miles on it and I have $600 invested in it. Total invested into this bike is less than $1500. Take a look at the bike, let me know what you think!