Hi Ron60, welcome to the forum. I believe you've got a typo going on in your original post....prolly referrin' to a '94 model?
I don't know anyone with a pre-96 that regrets buying it. There were some changes with the 1996 model:
Mid-1996: Changed valve cover, added bracket to hold cam chain bumper; changed crank to heavier unit; improved clutch basket with more clutch plates; changed countershaft sprocket retainer from slotted plate to large nut; changed second and third gear ratios. Kickstarter no longer fits with new clutch basket. At least some early 1996 models had the matte black engine cases and covers rather than the later hammer-finisehd dark gray coloration found in the 1997 and later models. New left balancer weight/sprocket begins with engine #KLE650AE032206.
(?) Service manual indicates higher charging system output; only part number change is the rotor. The new power rating is 17 A, 14 V (238 W) @ 7000 rpm; the earlier one was 14 A, 14 V (196 W) @ 8000 rpm (above redline).
Your call. Don't know off hand of any handicaps that would come with owning a '94 model. If you decide or need to rebuild the top end, you'd probably need to source a 1996 or later cylinder, as the older models had thinner cylinders that don't lend themselves to over boring much.
As far as the value of the bike, and the asking price for it, that bike will part out for about that money in the mid-Atlantic region. YMMV.
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