Looking to buy another VN750, concerns..
Thought I'd run this by you guys. Wife found a '92 VN750 that's pretty heavily customized for sale on a "Buy/Sell/Trade" Facebook group she belongs to. Long story short, I talked to the guy on the phone for 15 minutes and I'm planning to check it out Saturday at noon.
Benefits are: It looks nice, in my opinion. Hard tail back end, Harley wide glide front end with drag bars, straight pipes, degoated and shaved (straight pipes), etc etc etc.. I like what I see.
It has a couple problems, a crack in the frame just above the gas tank, something wrong with the electrical (he said the brake light is always on) which he "fixed", but had to buy a new battery, and the the exhaust is leaking near the front cylinder. Sounds like these are relatively easy fixes, I figure I can weld the frame back (father in law can, at least), and the other issues I'm sure I can sort through. I already own a '92 VN750 and it's currently in pieces while I rebuild it.
The biggest concern I have, not sure if this really should be a concern.. he said the VIN is "cut out" of the frame, and he never registered the bike in his name after purchasing from the previous owner. He said it was intended to be a project bike, so he really hasn't done much with it. Sounds somewhat fishy, but then again this guy is posting it on Facebook so it's not exactly hard to trace back to him if something is amiss.
Where else on the frame / engine can I find the VIN to make sure it matches the title?
Frame cracked.. big deal or not? I'm thinking no, but why not ask?
Anything else to worry about?
Attached a couple pics of her, and he's asking $1200 OBO - which considering the looks first glance, I think that's pretty fair if it's as advertised.
'92 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
Rattle-can high gloss black paint job
Frame, engine, Headers/exhaust painted satin black
Ears shaved, K&N pod filters
TPE Stator, MOSFET R/R, Magna Power AGM battery
Pickup Coil mod
New mirrors, grips, cables
Straight pipes with 8" baffles