I really want to get a bike (have wanted one for over 5 years now) and every time I start to get close to having the money for an F4 or F4i, I find something else I need/want and the funds get drained off. So since it is my first bike anyways and I kind of more want the bike for learning and tinkering, I have decided I would rather find myself an older bike (F2 or F3), tool around with it, and get to ridding rather than waiting another year or so (I'm in grad school now so nearly all my income is tied up right now).
Looking to spend around $2k. Doesn't need plastic as I plan to go naked anyways. Mechanical condition is what I will evaluate.