Hi... I have a friend who put his CX500 into a barn under a tarp about 30 yrs ago. He says it had a bad stator when he put it away. He seems like a guy who used it lightly and cared for it. He'd let me have it for under $500 he's guessing, but might go lower if prognosis is bad. (He has the windshield.) I'm wondering if it's worth the bother. The last time I had a moto was 30 yrs ago, a Yamaha 650Spec. I work on my minivan. I am partial to dirt-bag and "patina." I'm good at working from Youtube advice! I love Youtube! And I'm liking the looks of this forum and the reputation of this bike: rugged sounds good to me! I would leave this bike as-is except for getting it running and getting it safe enough for casual tooling around. So that's my starting point and my goal... Thanks for your thoughts!