Considering an '86 VN750
I'm in a similar situation as Shepherd from a few posts down, considering a 1987 model. I found a 1986 Vulcan that needs a little work. It has 15,xxx miles and he's asking $700. NADA for this year is $850 in very good condition, and $375 for good condition. The current owner says it is rideable, but is in need of some cosmetic work as well as some minor problems. He says it has a minor electrical issue but has yet to identify it. If I read correctly, that could mean as much as a $100 part and possibly pulling the engine to replace it, as well as installing a Maintenance Free Battery if it doesn't already have one. Just today he stated that the bike has some sort of compression issue. I am willing to work on this given the price, but the compression issue makes me concerned. Could this be something minor, or am I looking at a top end rebuild if I buy it? Is there anything I should look for when I go look at it?