I've been "storing" the daughter's boyfriend's 2002 (or maybe it's 2003) VTX1300 for the past 3 years. Before that, it sat for a couple years in underground storage. I had it running 3 years ago but since then, not.
Uncovered it yesterday and found that the gas tank was quite rusty inside, carb is all gummed up as well as the petcock.
It's got rust on the spoke wheels and the buddy seat mounting bolts aren't original (somebody has been messing with this bike).
There's a few scratches in the paint on the rear fender. There's also a fair amount of oxidization on the tops of the cylinders and other smaller aluminum components that are under the gas tank.
It ran fine when I had it running. I'd changed the oil and spark plugs, put a new battery in it, fresh gas, and it fired right up and seemed to run fine driving it around the neighborhood ... (that was 3 years ago).
Anyhoo ... I figgure it needs a fair amount of TLC to get it back into roadworthy condition.
So, my question is, what do ya'll think it's worth as it sits? I'm contemplating buying it from him and fixing it up but I don't want to invest more than I can get back out of it.