Get the bike ride the wheels off of it. Two wheels on the ground ,the wind in your face is all that matters. When we were young-ins we grew up on 350, 450 Honda's we road them thru hell and back, and had a high time doing it. Listen to the bike run at idle, if its smooth and steady I'd say the motors in good shape,rev it up just a bit and listen to it does it pick revs easy, does it sputter, Be careful taking on a passenger as a new rider, they make a difference in the way the bike stops and handles in the curves. You should be able to find a beginners riding course in your area, Take it, for a small fee they supply you with a bike, and some valuable lessons and get you on the road with some skills and a little experience. The hardest thing about riding a bike is keeping it steady at low speeds, like in stop and go traffic. And yes chicks dig a bike. Let that motorcycle represent you, keep it clean and shiny, get some boots and stuff that show a little attitude. But most of all have fun. Rock n Roll...
70Honda 450, 78HondaCB750F,08 Triumph Bonneville Black