Guy selling his honda hurricane around here 1987, needs a battery but says it still runs good. He wants 800 for it. What ya'll think I should do? I know honda is known for reliability but would a 16 yr old bike still be ok?
More than anything it depends on how it was maintained, treated and ridden. To a lesser extent mileage matters as well. As an example, my '89 Ninja has 25k miles, and in the 3k I've put on it, I haven't had a real problem yet. Motor starts and runs perfectly every time, and that's after the bike was sitting for about 2 years. I'm very happy with the purchase, and paid about $800 US, too - from a dealer - before new tires and brake pads.