Doesn't sound good, dropping the price $1500.00 because he lost the keys. That's a BIG RED FLAG, buyer beware.
OH I'll beware. Its not something that I'll jump into without some serious caution. Double checking vin#'s with title and bike, ect. As for him dropping the price $1500 I am not sure where you got that figure, in the ad it stated the spent $4200 to get it 5 years ago and would sell it for 3K maybe a little less due to the key issue. Thats all besides the point, thanks for your concerns and the heads up.
Dunno either bro....aside from the ignition switch/key issue, it sounds like you're going to need to spend some time with it in the garage before you can ride it....
However, there is the unexplainable labor of love bikes some people know very well, (email me about my Interceptor-LOL) and other people can't possibly understand; the bike you just gotta have and damn all the logic and sound reason.
The ideal fantasy would be to keep the Vulcan and buy that old Kaw but that's another discussion, and since this is about a trade ask yourself honestly how you feel about your 750, and if you're willing to put the time into that 900. (I'd suggest talking to your wife too, as they seem to take these things alot better when it's not a surprise).
If you could go see it, hear it, check it out etc, that might help you make a decision too. Sometimes the ad is missing important info that you don't find out about until you get there.
Either way, let us know what happens.
The ignition key issue is $30 and a 10minute fix time soooo....(Shrugs). Ahhh Labor of love...yes yes yes...You know how you feel about 80's style bikes? Well with me its like that but x10 with the 70's style choppers. Idealy I would want both bikes yes, but with paying the EX an large amount of cash in child support every month and current bills well needless to say its hard to save...LOL. If and WHEN
I go check out this bike I'll ask politely if he wouldnt mind if I dump some sea foam into that cool ass
coffin tank and hotwire it to hear it turn over if not start and do all the standard test on a new purchase of an old ride. As for how I feel about the Vulcan, well I am at an impass with her, fun as hell to ride but I feel cramped on her riding around town with my 6'0" frame, on the hwy's it isn't as bad do to I can kick my feet up onto my hwy pegs. A huge reason that I sought your alls imput on this. Oh and the wife already knows my desire and inquiry about this....She just shrugged...LOL. Thanks Bro
I think its a really cool bike but I would at least have to hear it turn over. If you like working on things it might be good for you if not go the other way. I can say one thing it will deffinately fly if you get it running right them are some strong motors.
Ooooh I do love working on bikes, I could be in the garage for hours with my ride and it seems like just a few minutes to me, so getting greasy isn't whats holding me back, whats holding me back is that I do like the Vulcan and really dont wanna give her up but....... A 70's style chopper with a springer front end....arg arg arg arg arg arg arg...LOL