I went and looked at a early 90's V-max last summer because the guy had the bike in a hangar, with a Cessna behind it in some of the pictures. I figured, if the guy has an airplane, his bike is probably well maintained. It was a shitbox, though.
I used to work with a guy that had an old 305 dream, with bags on it. He kept a piece of firewood in the saddlebag the exact length to put under the footpeg because he didn't have any jiffy or center stands on it, for some reason I can't remember.