I saw a 1993 used Vulcan 500 for $2000 at a motorcycle dealer. They said their mechanics do a check out and fix anything as part of the resale process. The bike has a few dings, apparently someone else's first bike. I know I will put some dings too since it will be my first bike. I also know I will have to put some money in it because of its age. My concern are design flaws on the engine and other parts, since replacing an engine is more than I could consider.
I would appreciate opinions about this bike, and its engine (though a 500, I think its actually a 498??). Anyway, any advice is highly appreciated, since I am seriously considering it. I want to take some nice trips with it, could involve highway travel.