I am new to motorcycling...I bought this 1980 bike from a friend without knowing anything about bikes. It was running great, but the guy moved away and got married, so the bike was stored for 2 years. I took it to a mechanic and he id'd the bike and said it was too big and powerful for me (female 5'2")plus it is my first bike, he can get it cleaned up and running for $400-$600. But he has a 1996 vulcan 500 for $1800 that he says would be great...he is willing to work something out with me regarding letting go of the 1980. I have searched the net and can not find any price quotes on my bike to make any kind of deals. Can someone help me...what do you all think?
I just want to ride and have a bike that is safe. I will be taking the cycle course soon, but i need a bike. (if the 1980 is too big, then i don't need it but i don't want to get ripped off either). Please help.