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Hello.

I got my first bike at age 13. It came in a number of boxes and I put it together and got it running (with assistance from a neighbor). I've had 4 since then, last one being in 1992. I have been given a "barn bike". It's been sitting in a garage since 2009 and the gas smells super sweet. When it last ran, I recall it had issues with the carb and voltage regulator (I assume, as it cooked a battery). I have rebuilt carbs and been inside crankcases.

So, is it worthwhile to mess with this bike? It's a '98 EN500. I think the mileage is low. Bluebook seems to be around $1,100. I would be looking at puttering around on it, not to sell. (I've been down that road. I put $1,900 into an old Jeep, and was able to sell it for only $500.) Besides what I know to be wrong, what other common problem should I expect?

In advance, thanks for the input.
 

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