Opinions are just that, so since you're asking...
Before I bought my 14r, I bought an '84 Honda Sabre v65 off CL for $800. Thing was a POS. but I knew I could bring her back to life since this was one of the bikes I grew up riding. I've probably dropped about $2500 into the bike and it still needs a good $500 on various items. But it's close to road condition.
In my case, I knew I wanted a bike to restore to either keep or sell to someone that would enjoy the fruits of my labor. Cool thing is now I have the 14r to just hop on and ride in a moments notice while the Sabre is still my side project.
Important thing to note is that I'm mentally OK with the Sabre sitting on the side collecting dust until I get it finished. But I'm also very happy to have a bike to ride that doesn't need a lot of attention.
So in the end, it's up to you amigo in how you want to proceed :-)
Did your Sabre have eletrical issues or cam issues? I have a 1985 V65 Sabre. Mine was also out of the game for awhile since I had eletrical issues with mine lol. I had to buy a secondary sabre for 200 dollars which was low slided just for parts.
Yea I still have other bikes to ride besides my zx11 so it's not an urgent issue. I DID just buy a brand new bike in January and I bought a 98 r1 3 weeks ago. I think it's time to stop buying stuff and fix what I already have. The zx11 does look pretty though just sitting there lol.
I don't have $2500 just sitting around so I think I have to cut a few project cars loose. I like cars, but I'd rather have a nice bike then cool cars lol. Plus if I had $2500 sitting around, I'd probably just buy anther bike haha.
To become a millionaire restoring motorcycles, start with two million.
If you have $2500 in it and drop another $2500 bringing it up to top shape, it will be worth as least as much as the one the guy wants $5K for. Look around and see what $5K will buy and I think you;ll be repairing your 11.
haha yea all those bike's got a lot of money dumped into them in that price bracket. If I'm going this far, I wonder if I should just strap on a Mr.Turbo kit..... I don't think 130rwhp will do it for me anymore
The ZX11 my most favorite out there. I like supersports but I think I like bigger bikes like this and the zx14 since I don't put my knee down in every single corner.
I guess this is what I get for having a strong interest for 90s bikes.