Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
A '94 with only ten K miles will bound to have some rust in the tank. This will probably be your most common problem, as it would for any motorcycle. Everyone on here will tell you what to use to help your carbs fight the rusty junk, and that would be the alchemist's secret weapon, Seafoam. You can find it at most auto parts stores. Ask for it by name. (That just sounded like an ad). A lot of carb rebuilds could have been avoided by running Seafoam through first, it really is magic.
Other than that, the next issues, which probably are the biggest, are the spline lube, and the stator. The spline lube is an easy procedure that anybody with arms and hands can do, but can save you a grand (literally). The stator issue is really a charging system issue. Before you buy it, take the seat off (two bolts in the trunk) and check the battery at different rpms. At idle, it will probably be around 12 volts, but more importantly, its should be at least 13.5 to 14.5 volts at 5K rpms. If not, the bike will need either a new regulator, stator, battery or any combination of the three.
Once you get it, we can advise you as to what small modifications you can make in order for the next 90K+ miles to as close to maintenance free as is possible.
$65 leather saddle bags
25,000+ original owner miles