Welcome to the site Term and glad your lookin at the VICs...
Im going to vote pass. Heres why:
No tranny recall, Electrical upgrade, most likely has the Speedo milage blank out pending, and most importantly needs new tires. When was the battery last changed out? 75.00 average. I would think the only hard part you might have a headache with would be the fuel pump and I think those are around 250.00.
I am not for sure if those are tubed or not, I know the spoked are tubed obviously and that is going to eat up what he came down on. There is absolutely no way I would keep the tires so your looking at least 500-600 in that alone.
So my thoughts are your looking at least 3500 and maybe up to 4K to get her happily on the road. Heres a good lookin 2006 Vegas at 5500
Once you get into 2002, you have overcome many of the early model headaches, 2003 gives you the V92 and new tranny and you should be able to find a decent variety of bikes 2002-2005 in the mide $$5Ks with 20K mileage on them.
Im not going to knock anyone wanting a 2001 or earlier as there are some riders here that are doing great things with them. Im just saying for me, I would pass as winter is approaching and the fair weather riders are going to be putting their bikes up for winter or up for sale. Use the forums, keep the search on and I think you will find something pretty close to your price range that will have a much stronger powerplant and less investment to get it right. Just my 2 cents...
Keep us posted and good luck!
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