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Those were fairly bulletproof bikes, they suffered similar issues of Honda's of that vintage, weak charging systems, shimmy if steering bearings were neglected and manual cam chains tensioners. (Not the tensioners themselves, but lack of owner maintenance, causing chain slap/other issues), otherwise fairly easy to maintain. So, listen for cam chain rattle, charging system operation, raise the front wheel check for steering play, rust, tire age??, etc. None a deal breaker/but a negotiation point to lower $$, most probably not an issue at that mileage, but it is 40yrs old.

There are still electrical and mechanical parts available for them. Is it a wise investment $$, no. It will still ride/operate like a vintage bike :unsure: But is definitely a very niece one (y)
 

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That 650 Turbo It's definitely a beautiful machine, but! (there's always one🙄), is still a 40yr old bike and Honda frames of that vintage where not the best for high power/speeds, kinda like the one year wonder 1983 CB1100F, super fast bike, but had the shimmy, bad. I owned a Gpz750 Turbo for 2yrs got new in 84, the best turbo bike of that era, but it had it issues. The turbos kinda discontinued themselves, as normally aspirated large bikes had similar or better performance with less complexity, easier/cheaper to mass produce.
 
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