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Well im in it to win it now. With My TW in the shed in various peices ive come across some very real problems with buying a used cycle. Firstly there was the problem that started it all the cobbled pulsar coil that busted while i was riding , it was not oem and only measured 125ohms but it was working fine until it gave out. Next was issues with wiring weakness i found on dissassembly and repaired .Then on to a bad exaust valve and worn out piston that my machine shop found while doing a top end rebuild. Another problem i found caused by an assinine PO was a missassembled kicker that led to its demise.So what i thaught a good deal for $500 is now nearly $1000 worth of aggrivation and parts. im just hoping now that the running issues i had before tear down were caused by the tired top end and not a CDI or stator, as i have read that the CDI for this 89 black and red is not an easy part to come by these days. To top it off im having a difficult time trying to find any moto salvage yards here in upstate ny so i have to buy new parts or e-bay it. Well buyer beware next time im taking it to a mechanic before i buy it . anyone else have any horror stories about buying a used TW ?