The owner has serviced the fluids and has changed the air filters.
Looks to have Bridgestone tires, is that what they come with new?
I'll ask about the spline lube. Is it likely to be a problem at 4600 miles?
What is the reason for checking the charging system on a low milage bike, is it to check battery function?
The drive to see it is an issue with gas prices what they are, thanks to you guys I hope to learn what questions to ask the seller before making that drive.
The Bridgestones probably are OEM tires. Check the date code on the sidewall:
As per the link above, if the tires are more than 5 or 6 six years old, don`t ride on them at highway speeds at all, or more than just a short test ride at lower speeds.
Check inflation pressure before riding. Recommended pressure 28 psi front, 32 psi rear.
If needed, new tires will cost from $200-400 installed, depending on what tires you choose and if you are willing and able to do any of the prep work, like taking the wheels off to deliver the the tire shop.
Read fergy`s spline lube procedure and look at the pics to see why we recommend looking after the job ASAP.
Checking the charging system is to determne if the stator (alternator) is functioning properly.
A quick easy voltage check should reveal voltage climbing to ~14.5 volts @ 5K rpm.
Replacing the stator use to require pulling the engine.
(TuxedoSeven`s $20 engine case modification has given a quicker/easier/cheaper option to those who wrench on their own bikes.)
If you were to choose to have a shop do the work, they will still pull the engine and the cost will probably exceed $1,000.
Used bike check from the Vulcan Verses:
You may be able to use these tips as bargaining points on the price.
Good luck with the hunt. Hope you find a keeper.