the thing is abused, but the price was right...200.00. tank is dented, handlebar slightly bent, tires worn etc...just started to take it apart yesterday. I really do not have experience, but not a complete noob with mech. skills. probably will be asking for advice if I can't find info in a search. I always wanted a bobber, so this is my chance. It does run good for a bike with 54,000. I bought it as a learning project so I guess I'll see how I do. Better on this bike than something more expensive.