After not riding for 15 years, I started thinking about getting another bike.
My wife said "No more projects, if you are going to buy a bike it needs to be one you can take to DMV and get registered immediately".
Started looking at Craig's list. There did not seem to be much in Texas that did not have a price tag outside of what I wanted to spend. Then I started looking at Florida since I had a business trip to Tampa scheduled. Found an 85 Aspy that sounded like a decent deal.
Flew in Tuesday morning and went to look at the bike afterwork. Took the bike for a ride around the block. Decided that the bike was as easy to ride as the CB/CM 360/400 twins I had ridden in the past. Did not notice that the speedometer was not working. Paid for the bike and took the key and the title. Stopped at Walmart on the way back to the hotel and bought a helmet.
Wednesday after work returned my rental car and took an Uber back to the bike, rode back to the hotel (this is where I noticed the speedometer).
Thursday, took it to a local Honda dealer for a condition check (note this was AFTER i bought it). They said unsafe to ride we won't even take it for a test ride but still charged me $100. You need new tires, we have them in stock, $530 please (at least this included installation).
Went to Wings of Gold in Brandon, FL who did not have tires in stock but could get them the next day for $400 installed. So I cashed in some hotel points and spent the night. (Wings of Gold specializes in Goldwings and is a Mom and Pop type shop where they will let you stand in the shop and talk to them as they work on your bike (or someone else's).)
Left the shop with new tires at 2:30 Friday. Made it home to Texas 10 pm Sunday night. Not quite 1100 miles. The only problem was the left cover came loose about 20 miles into the trip) and when I pulled to the side of the road and put the bike on the side stand the bike fell over and broke the right mirror and the windshield.
I managed to find a replacement mirror on e-bay.
After an outrageous quote from my local Honda dealer to rebuild the front forks, I ordered a set of used forks on e-bay. So the bike is starting to turn into a money pit and it was not something I could immediately register.
It was definitely an adventure or perhaps I should say, an experience. Along the lines of the old saying: Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.