Found an old shadow 500 for sale on the side of the road. It is in rough shape. Missing the headlight, guages, grips, throttles and switches, from what I could tell. The tires were cracked, and need to be replaced. Who knows what else could be wrong with it. The good part is that it's a v-twin, So it has torqe at low rpm, Shaft drive, so no chain to have to mess with. The sign says it runs, and is $300. Except for a dirt bike 15 years ago, I am a complete beginner. I'm thinking about gettin this to turn into a rat bike. Anyone have any experience with this model? Should I get it, or find one that is running and togeather?