Classic Nighthawk 650
A buddy of mine has an old 1983 Nighthawk 650 (classic naked!) that he's willing to sell me for $500. Cosmetically, it obviously needs a solid detail. A friend of his laid it down in their driveway 2 years ago and it's been sitting ever since. The turn signals need to be replaced, the tent has a small tent from where the turn signal made contact when it fell, the bars are slightly bent, and the seat has a small tear in it.
I drove the 9'er up to his place yesterday and we were able to fire it up after connecting jumper cables. Runs solid, but I think the carbs need to be cleaned (the 2nd carb had gas dripping out of the vapor vent). It will also need a new battery.
Bottom line is this: I want to buy it. He's willing to give it to me for $500. I'll post pictures later (sorry, didn't think to take any). Think it's worth it? I'm fairly new to bikes and I am not comfortable with ripping my 9'er down at this point in the season (it just started!). Granted, I know this bike is very different from the 9'er (carbs and drive shaft being the main diffs), but it should be fun regardless. Any and all comments would be appreciated.
Oh, and it does have the original manual and he also has a Clymer shop manual.