Well, I have always wanted to try an engine overhaul, and that is one reason I was kinda interested. Would give me a reason to tear one apart and rebuild it. I think I have the bulk of the tools needed, probably need just a few more. I have the mechanical inclination and would certainly buy a manual. I just don't have the experience yet. I just wasn't sure if this was a usable track bike, or if they made plastics for it. Also, the extra thousand could go towards the parts and plastics and some track days.