I can relate. I rode mine just a few times before it stopped running right. I keep putting more money into it and I'm still not sure it will be rideable ever again, unless it goes to the dealer. And then I'd be putting 1500 more into a bike that's probably not worth that to begin with. I can't sell it in it's current state and would probably lose my ass parting it out.
But you gotta understand, it's old bikes, not just this one. I have a buddy who has a cb750, I think it's a 1973. He literally has over 5k into totally restoring his bike and making it a cafe racer. I think he's crazy and I'm an idiot for buying an old bike. New stuff is much better, even if only because it won't break as much. Shoot, you can buy most 2000-2005 metric cruisers for less than $4k with less than 10k miles, at least around here. Good luck to ya.
Bike is sold, thanks for the help guys. Ride safe.