Good deal, if the engine is good you really made out at $200 for a running 650.
before you tear things apart too far do yourself a favor, google the V star 650 factory service manual. You can download it free in a scanned pdf format. When you take things apart like the wheels or remove the engine, read thru the procedure in the manual first. Dont start just unbolting things, you will take things apart that you shouldnt.
There are some things to be aware of. For example: the engine in your bike spins backwards, opposite the direction of the front wheel. When you set the valve adjustment make sure you are turning the engine over the right way. Cam chains with tensioners do not like being spun backwards. Nearly all motorcycle engines spin in the same direction as the front wheel, so vstar bikes are unusual this way.
Another important thing: when you take off engine side covers, to change the oil filter for example, some of the bolts are longer that others. Make a drawing and measure the bolts - if you put a long bolt where there is suppose to be a short one, it will hit something inside the engine and do unbelievable damage when you try to start it up.
Also: if you dont have a torque wrench, go get one FIRST before you bolt anything together. Steel bolts into aluminum will strip out the threads before you know what happened. Always use the torque wrench on every bolt and nut on the bike. You can get a 3/8" drive torque wrench from harbor freight for $20, so... no excuses. Get a better one if you can afford it.
Last edited by KCW; 01-14-2019 at 08:20 AM.