Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bryant, Arkansas
I know what you are saying Dianna, but here's the problem I see with it: It wasn't taken care of. If the outside of the bike is in that condition, you have to wonder about the inside of the bike. It could be that the current owner took it in and replaced the stator and re-greased the splines. I just wouldn't want a newbie to our site to think that we endorse buying a motorcycle that had little or no maintenance done to it. If the owner was a member, then I wouldn't be as afraid. It is a bike that Cindy needs to buy. I just don't think someone that doesn't have one already or know about the flaws should buy a vulcan 750 that looks like it hasn't been cared for. And you're right, the 86's have good parts and were built by people that payed attention to detail. But at 24K miles, and the way it was treated, I'd be a little concerned about just how good the insides are.
But then, it's possible that it's just a rough gem. Personally, I'd wouldn't take the gamble if it was my first. I would take the gamble now, however, if I had the funds and it was closer to me. The tires look fairly new.
$65 leather saddle bags
25,000+ original owner miles