New is perhaps the wrong word. The bike's nigh-on 12 years old and it's been in the garden for nearly two now. I'd already ridden it on the road, on the beach, on the track.... ...but cash changed hands and it's now part of my stable rather than my flatmate's. Happy days. So it's an '09 KTM EXC 400. On the little to-do list are wheel and head bearings, air and oil filters, chain and sprockets, greasing bolts and painting the frame and other steelwork. The bigger list came about due to the pandemic. The tracks are all shut and so is Drumclog. In the meantime I figured the best way to get some use out of it is to put in on the road, hence: 17" wheels, tyres, 320mm disc up front, Speedo, indicators, seat cover, grips, more new sprockets, mirrors, ignition switch... ...and then there's the "while I'm in there" list. Fresh piston, maybe clutch plates, valve stem oil seals... ...and the phase 2 list - basically a wish list for the future. Seat concepts saddle, Baja headlight, SM style mudguard, beefy front caliper, fork and shock lowering kits.... There has to be an easier cure for a mid-life crisis.