The only thing that has me "Scared" so to speak about putting anything into it is the fact that the bike has lots of weather wear. The grips, the rubber pegs, everything seems to have a bit of wear on it. The seat has a huge cut and was taped with electrical tape (someone obviously has not heard of duct tape
). I could imagine dropping 1000 bucks just to make the bike look and feel like it should, only to possibly have it give me problems. Not to mention if I don't have all the right pieces to put it back together or don't tune it properly when putting it together considering the stator has to do with the spark plug timings, don't want to mess those up.
Its good to hear your rebound that it has a lot of power. All of the people I have talked with that owned a XJ650 said it had a lot of power for its size. Lots of good stuff about it, bad electrical after 30k.
Is 43k considered a large number of miles for a motorcycle?