What to do first? Saw something mentioned about a read new owners should partake of - was it Randakk's deal? Where is that again?
It does run and I have ridden it.
I would like to fix these first so I can ride it while I work on things.
1..Headlight works and then it does not. Mostly not.
2.turn signal switch sticks and rt. signal blinks at a slower rate.
also would like to get the turn signals off of the headlight bucket where they are now and back on the forks.
3.start button sticks.
Previous owner did some funky stuff. Not uncommon i am sure.
There is more. Basic maint., adjusting things,
I have worked on motorcycles (vstar 1100) and have rebuilt vw motors.
I don't just dive in anymore. I am more methodical in my old age (58)
I am very much looking forward to getting into this.
I bought the bike for $800. I don't necessarily have a budget right now, but that I am sure will change. What kind of $ are we talking about to get it pretty clean/semi restored? I know that is subjective. If I kept it under 2k total including bike could I get a paint job(good rattle can), fine running motor, carb rebuild, brakes, some control issues? Ball Park $ is what I am looking for.
It needs some mufflers - Can those be removed from the existing headers and new ones put on? On my vstar there are clamps the mufflers are attached.
I doesn't have to be pristine, (yet) just nice.