Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Illinois
Howdy! and a question
For a little background, I've driven a motorcycle about 45 minutes in my entire like, and that was about 25 years ago. I'm finally at a point in my life where I can have a frivolous thing or 2. So I'm shopping for my first bike, one that I can learn on, pass competency and get my bike endoresement for my license, and drive back and forth to work. So, I'm looking for a 750, and was looking at a KZ750LTD but the guy wanted too much money and wouldnt budge.
90 minutes ago I found a CL ad for a 1995 VN750, 13k miles. I called and am going to look at it tonight.
My question is, what should I look for? I'm mechanically inclined, but to autos, not bikes. What model-specific problems should I look out for? I know about rust in the tank, cracked tires, etc, but are there special problems that the VN750 is known to have?
I'm gonna go see it in a couple of hours and knowing the nature of forums I may not get an answer before I go. At the price they are asking, it would have to be fairly major for me to not buy it. I've admired the VN for a long time...