Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
I don't know how much money you have invested in this or what you expect to get out of it in return but, barring that; why not use this bike to learn to wrench a little?
You can save a bundle doing a little of your own work. The problem with buying an older bike with issues already present is that there isn't a huge network of small local shops like there are for cars. The cost of repairing these machines is immense unless you do the work yourself. Relying on the mechanic is okay if you're shopping for a new or gently used machine, but can cost a lot on an older bike. You have an advantage however, in that you've got a bike you can really learn a lot on! Spend some time with it. Even if you end up and get another motorcycle to ride, hang on to this one, get it running, then sell it. Chances are, the skills you pick up and the confidence you'll earn will save you a buttload should anything on your new bike fail or should you need to do costly maintenance (even oil changes cost quite a bit on these things!)
Just my $0.02. Good luck with whatever you do!
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT