Thanks to all for the replies! Based on your replies I will indeed grab it if possible this week. I am second in line as she had someone supposed to come this week but she figures he will flake so will be mine if he does....it is indeed a bit scary looking as it sits lol....thanks again and will post up if I am successful as will no doubt need lots of help going forward ! Tks
I have a 1979 Kz1300 parked in my garage since 1996. I got it to run somewhat last year with a complete carb rebuild and replacement of the pick-up (pulser) coil. It still has some issues but it is coming back to life as I have time. Even a rust bucket left out in the weather is worth 300+ in parts.
The water pump mechanical seal will be shot as they don't like sitting idle & the carbs will need cleaning, both jobs not too bad. Also check the internal condition of the fuel tank. Other than that it's the general condition of the rest of the bike really. I'd go for it.