Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
I agree, for $500 you don't have much to lose, and if all it takes to get up and running is what you cite, then it would be a pretty good deal. The RF would be a good beginner bike for you.
They made the RF-600 from 1994-1996, which isn't a particularly long production run. They are relatively hard to find and so parts might be a bit tricky to get. However, E-bay and the 100's of online motorcycle salvage shops should be able to get you what you need. (google "motorcycle salvage") I would think you could score a used rear wheel for $100. A new rear tire is about $120.
"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son." - Vernon Wormer.- Dean, Faber College.