Not done yet...1985 VN 700
So my deal on the 2003 750 went south BUT... My boss at work has been trying to talk me into buying his 1985 VN700 since I started 6 months ago. I'm not sure I really want to make a purchase from my boss, but now I might think a bit more about it.
I have not seen the bike yet, but here is what he has told me about it.
After market pipes that bring them both to the right side. Not a fan of that really but it must/might mean the goats belly is gone. If so, then maybe the R/R won't have to be moved.
It sits most of the year, but it still runs according to him; needs new battery for sure.
Unfortunately that is really all I know at this time. I will talk to him about it more in detail tomorrow, but he had thrown the price of $700 around.
If the tank isn't full of rust and the charging system works, and all other systems seem to be operational, I might take a chance on it.
I would immediately put a new battery and tires on it and go from there. Being that it was assembled in 85 I doubt the splines didn't get lubricated, but I would obviously want to check that out too once I get it home. It is about 30 miles away and I hope that it would be safe enough to make the trip home. I would not be in a big hurry to get riding on it as I would go over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure it is right.
I do like the blacked out engine.