A friend of mine has what he says is a 1977 Yamaha 650 of some sort. I liked the way it looks and have been considering a bike for a while (I have no desire for a rocket but I'm a big guy (5-10, 250LBS) and want a practical/somewhat fun ride mainly for around town transportation. He says I can have it for free but it needs a few things..mainly new coils, gauges and what not. Insurance wise, I hear over 600cc is grounds for a big bump (but it has no fairings)...does this apply to the old bikes as well as the new? I live in CA BTW. I've ridden an R6 around a lot before...didn't do much for me and I'm (wisely I hope) afraid of the thing seeing what a tiny bit of throttle did. I've got a bit of time on various dirt bikes up to 750cc so I can ride reasonably well but I certainly am no pro. Friend's description is that the bike is heavy and not super fast but I'd imagine it would easily have enough power for a first time bike. Anyone know what this bike might be? I can take pics next weekend if no one knows from my poor description. Any feedback, advice on riding gear and what not is welcome. I know a lot about some stuff but bike's aren't one of them. Help me out!