Motorcycle experts of SF:
I'm very new to motorcycles, currently in the market for my first bike. I'm probably going to end up going with a Honda CB, mid-to-late 70s, or something of a similar style. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person, so my plan is to get something in good shape rather than a 'project.' What things should be I be checking before I buy? Any specific/common issues I should be looking for? Appreciate the help, gents.
If you're new to bikes and not mechanically inclined, get something newer. Even a well-maintained old bike is going to have problems because it's old, parts are going to give out, old wires will fray. Track down a used CBR250R or Ninja, or if you want a standard and aren't power mad like most ill-advised newbies, a Suzuki TU250X, SymWolf Classic or Cleveland Misfit which have old-school style and power but are new.