Hello all, thanks in advance for any info and advice.
I am looking to buy a bike, I have seen and sat on many, I'm 6'1 225 so I feel cramped on many. I recently came across a cycle shop and the mechanic there has a 2005 vn750 with 8k on it, beautiful stock condition. It was dead cold and fired right up and idled very smooth. He said he let it sit over the winter, so he sonic cleaned, rebuilt, and synced the carbs. Everything sounded great to me and I fit the bike nicely.
My issue is, I have since been to several other shops to look at bikes they have, and everyone tells me to stay away from this bike. They say that they have electrical issues with the starter switch, and that once the carbs are messed with they only run good for a short while and then need to be synced or adjusted again. They also tell me that in order to work on minor things, the entire motor must be removed from the frame.
I understand they would like to sell their bike, but they name sever other bikes that they would recommend, even if I didn't buy their's.
I'm good with a wrench and do not mind minor issues here and there, it's a machine and I understand it will need maintaining and repair here and there. I just don't want to get into something that's going to leave me stranded, or be worked on more than ridden.
Just looking for a bit of advice or info here. The shop that's selling seems very trustworthy, he told me every detail on it that he has touched.