One question for the thread - is the Bird stock still in downfall? I know I might come off as a fanboy but whatever, the Bird is my first bike and I fully intend on keeping it as my last, and as I watch all the motorized things appreciate in value, hot hatch cars we had as youngsters, and not just hot hatches but all at least somewhat special cars from that era in general, along with the bikes, it seems that they are skyrocketing in price. I'm not familiar with the US market, but here in these areas you can't buy any 80s or 90s hot hatch in decent shape under approx $10,000 which in some cases is close to their price brand new. Rare, iconic or just period-favorite bikes are slowly crawling up in price too, but for whatever reason the Bird is still cheap? Now I know that it's not a rare bike, it's not a trophy bike but it certainly left its mark in that era and it was a force in its category at that time, and we're approaching the time when the first Birds will be 30 year old...so it's weird to see it as a $3000 bike. Doesn't sound right!