Should I get it?
Hi all, new to forum. Saw a 1984 vn750 posted locally and would appreciate some input. Seller states "Bought this bike privately. It does run, but the carb is leaking gas. Comes with a mechanics manual. Needs rear tire, forks leak oil and the speedometer cable broke 2 weeks before I put it away the last time. Asking 800 as is or best offer.Good for repair or parts"
It has about 22k miles on it (that have been counted).
I currently have an 82 Yamaha xs400, took it apart over the winter and am glad I did. Learned about the bike and found some issues with the front brake. A lot of things can get crusty after 30 years!
I'm looking to upgrade to some more cc's, and would like some feedback on this one. After checking out this forum I wonder why I haven't seen more of these bikes around. I like the fact it has shaft, is upright for a cruiser, and all those other nice features it has.
So is this worth kicking the tires on or should I go for something newer? I figure about 600 bucks for the tires and parts. Or is there more than that to consider..