Really sorry to hear about your mate Redpaso. I went through a similar thing four years ago with a mate of mine.
He left me this old high mileage 78 100/7
He'd ridden it all over Europe and ran it as his only transport for 8 years. It desperatly needed some TLC but I didn't want to loose the patina or feel of the bike.
It looks like this now and is still a very usable bike despite the high mileage (over 200k miles)