The early 950's were a problem in that they occasionally had winking oil lights and such (particularly after a hard ride). The cam chain tensioners dropped their fluid a lot. That led to the clacking noise. But if you rev it and the light goes out, you are probably golden. I vote ride it. The early 950's were safe to ride, but were crude running. I did for 60k miles with all those concerns. I had the fuel pump replaced twice as a measure, and the clutch slave failed once, but I got her home. Maybe 700 miles on that slave refilling periodically at Walmart.