I bought this bike out of the local paper in Albuquerque, NM in about 2004. I think I paid about $600 for it, after about an hours worth of tinkering it started right up. It was a bit thrashed looking but I liked it. My son bet me that I couldn't ride it for one years time with the purple front fender, I actually rode it that way for about three years. It was always a dependable motorcycle. Eventually I decided to restore it and ended up selling it. Should have kept the purple fender and the bike ?