Used NX650 - Advice Wanted
Been awhile since i have posted, but am back and seriously considering purchasing the following. Only problem is that I know nothing...so I am looking for some advice.
I know of a used NX650 for sale here in the US. It is a 1989, with 32,000 miles. The owner says he will sell for around $1500. Here is a quote:
"With 32k miles it's getting near when it should prob have a valve job. It was having a hard time starting - I traced it to the valve auto decompressor spring in the camshaft so I replaced that. I pulled all of the valves and cleaned em up a little. one of the valve guides had a tiny bit of perceptible sloppiness but I deemed it ok for now. . I put it all back together with new valve guide seals & replace one sub-rocker that showed some extra wear."
So what do you think? The price is right, but I have no idea how much a valve job on a 17 year old bike would run. The seller is a really nice guy, and I don't think that he would try to rip me off, but when I pressed, he suggested I might be better off with a lower-milage bike.
I am a newbie at this, and figure that the Dommie is a good starter option and the price seems good, but I would hate to have to spend buckets of cash on garage work (and not be able to ride the darn thing). Part of my hesitation is also in the fact that they have not imported these into the US since this model, so maybe this isn't the best choice of bike to begin with. Love to hear your collected wisdom.
Moderators - If I posted in the wrong section, please feel free to move the thread over. Wasn't sure where this would go...