Join Date: May 2013
Location: Left Coast, Canada
Personally I'd not even consider buying the bike because I like to ride. If something happened to my bike I'd fix it but I certainly wouldn't buy one with major problems from the outset. If I was an experienced bike mechanic and interested in doing that kind of work in my spare time I'd consider it but that's why I'd be looking at it in the first place. Basically, each of us is different and have different situations.
You're a disabled vet (you don't say if that would effect any of your wrenching capabilities), that hasn't worked on Vic's before (you don't say to what level you work on your bmw) with limited funds (you won't be riding it for at least a year).
It depends what you want but for me that bike would be a long term hobby of frustration and a money pit. Remember, no new parts. I'd sooner take the money I'd expect to spend getting bike in shape over the next couple of years and put it towards a bike I can ride now.
If this is what you want though then I say go for it. There are used parts kicking around on the internet (reliable?) and some degree of help here on the forum although I don't believe to the level you're going to need. With those understandings and that's what you want then good luck and have fun doing it. Oh, and keep us updated with lots of pictures.
Not all those who wander are lost.
Last edited by 53canuck; 03-07-2017 at 11:34 AM.