First of all,if its a CB650 its not a 72 and is way overpriced. If its a 72 CB350,they are befginning to come up in value but 1000-1200 for a n excellent example is closer to reality. CB 350's make a decent beginner bike if you can get it for 1000 bucks,but I have to agree with other posters that an ewer bike would be better. I bought my wife a used Buell Blast with 350 miles for 3 grand and she loves it....you can get older low mileage versions in VG shape for around the 2 grand mark(or less) and they make a great beginner bike.She rode a Rebel in her MSF class and didnt like the ergonomics and handling as much as the Buell.For comparison,she's 5'4 and about 110 lbs. I cant recommend the MSF course enough....it was pretty basic but the impact on my wife's confidence was amazing.