I paid the gas for him and a friend of his to drive the bike all the way to my mountain hick town over an hour away. He cleaned the carbs, washed the bike, and had the engine checked out at his local mechanic to make sure it was road-worthy. I was very impressed by the condition the bike was in. He obviously takes very good care of his bikes. I'm glad to say this Ninja is my first street motorcycle. Great seller!