Many guys will disagree with me, but the way I look at it is these bikes are machines, machines can be fixed. If you like the bike and it falls in your budget, I say get it. When I buy bikes of all mileage I check a few basic things such as: oil color (oil color CANNOT tell you how well the oil is or is not working, but it can tell you roughly how well the owner took care of the oil system) however, a seller may just change the oil to make it look good so take that with a grain of salt. I always check tire tread left that way I don't have to go buy new tires right away. I try to lift the bike and check wheel bearings. I look at brake pad wear. Coolant color, brake fluid color. That is important. Brake fluid is a sponge to water, water causes rust, rust causes brake fluid to change color. I look at the battery and give it a quick voltage test with a hand held meter. And I do a compression test. Lastly, I look at the over all condition of the bike. Some things can be hidden in a weekend worth of work, but dents and scratches and rust on the bike cant. If you find those things chances are the owner did not take care of the machine parts either. However, I at times will buy a classic car in real bad condition because I don't mind doing the work to make it better than new again. Hope that kinda helps ya. Good luck.