Hi All, Just joined the site. New-ish rider (3 yrs) with first bike a 2013 T100 Bonneville. Put 45,000 km's on it in 3 seasons, going strong. But lately, the eye has started wandering towards real classic bikes instead of "fake" retro classics. Norton Commando's are top of the lust-list. I'm reasonably good with the wrenches (mainly on automotives including complete engine removal/replace, but also done some stuff now on my bike). Been doing my research...I'd be needing something in the around $10k range, rideable but not a museum piece. Seems to be a good number up here in Canada that meet that range on the market. Going to see a Combat end of week. I know this is the racehorse version and prone to failures....but what can I discover by a short look over? There is another Combat in country by several thousand km's away that seems to have had all sorts of renewal/rebuilds last year (engine bearings/single carb Mikuni/brakes/tires/headset bearing/iso's/honing/rings/fork seals/brightwork polishing) 20k miles, 500 since rebuild...at a very good price...but I'd need to rely more on owner honesty... Am I out of my melon on considering a true classic at this stage of my motorcycle story? Should I just make up with my T100 and forget the whole idea?