Thanks guys. You are making a good case for not getting it, but I'm also wondering if it would really take $2000. to get it running and safe considering the items I mentioned. Some of the cosmetic issues could be taken care of later on a funds available basis. Also, even though I have a motorcycle endorsement on my license, it has been over 50 years since I have ridden. I'm pretty strong for my age (77) but I have never ridden a bike this big and heavy. I don't even know if my legs would reach the ground, I'm 5'7" and shrinking as we speak.
At present, I'm leaning against getting it, but some advice considering my questions will help. Thanks, Jim