Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Titusville, New Jersey
Well its a 2001 with 51k on it so it was riddin quite a bit. If the maintenance log checks out, I would assume the owner took good care of it considering how often he/she seemed to ride it. You also say that its "reasonably priced" and that your not going to ride it that often. Like you said, you're not going to add that many more miles to it so the mileage shouldn't be a huge problem, provided the bike checks out. I would check the maintenance record, check the oil, take it for a spin, and listen to her. She should tell you if there's anything wrong with her. Try to pay attention to how she shifts, she may need a new clutch. Also, make sure you check the tires. With that much road under her, if the tires aren't relatively new (around 1 year old or younger) you may be able to negotiate new tires out of the guy. Tires can be expensive and with THAT much riding, the owner should have put new ones on to really sell it.
New Vulcan-brothers are always welcome so best of luck and let us know what you decide...