It's an N model 27k on the clock and has done about 3k in the last 2 years. Previous MOT history shows new tyre, previous shows steering notchy (fixed) worn rear brake pivot (I'll check that). Prior to that, no major issues just advisories on chain and tyre wear.
It's just had a full service with the last MOT in April and hasn't done any mileage since.
Looks like its had an easy life with 3000 miles in the current owners possession used for twice a week commuting Bracknell -Hayling Island for about a year.
I'll take a good look at all the points mentioned above.
Chas- To me its a modern bike as my newest machine is a 1971 BSA Thunderbolt and yes I've seen quite a few sh*t heaps around too but this one looks like its been looked after.
I'll let you know how I get on.