Over here in the states the 954 is a popular stunt bike. This is making it more difficult to find parts as time goes on. The complete bike is worth more as parts, but I guess that is true of any bike that isn't new. I have to repair my 954. I crashed it at the track and broke my clavicle in 4 places to boot. I have a nice titanium plate now. <sigh> I have been slowly buying parts for the CBR. The crankcase is broken where the stator cover broke (a common issue with the 954) and I have to have that welded up. I told the wife if I could fix the bike for under $2000 I would do it. Otherwise I would probably just part it out. Looks like I can get it done for under that. Not sure how much the welding is going to be. Ok, I will stop rambling now. Ha! Good for you going to a school. I think that is the best money you can spend on riding.