Yes if it is in as good of shape as you say it is.Will this be a reliable day trip bike for a 6-3 and 300 lb man?
You can check the wheel bearing for play, the wheel has to be off the ground and see if it has any play at the axle. You can shake the wheel to see if it does. While the rear is off the ground turn the wheel by hand. Listen for any grinding or clicking. When you test ride it feel for any vibration coming from that area or the rear end.What about life of the shaft drive and wheel bearings after 26 years.