Both the bikes currently in my garage were $500 or less. First my 1981 Suzuki GS450T. Kid was moving to cross-country the next day and had to sell. Headlight was dead so he took $40 off....I paid him $160!!! I have ridden probably 15,000 on it with only mirror things like tires, sprokets and chains. Newest was a 1993 Yamaha FZR600. Guy had it sitting in front of his house during our community garage sale with a had written sign saying $750. I asked him if it ran and he said it had sat for three years. Told him if I could hear it run I'd think about it. We spent almost an hour getting it jump started to where I could keep it running long enough to swing a leg over. No front brake and with the bad battery and gummed up carbs I could barely ride it and it of course died when I pulled in the driveway. "Gee, I don't know....How 'bout $500?" "Great!" Crap I should have gone lower.... $80 carb kit and some elbow grease and it screams.