Re: is it worth the potential trouble?
"No" on the $100 bike if you are a first time builder.
It will difficult for you to diagnose and fix problems if you have never experienced
a properly running motorbike. You need a little experience to differentiate
between problems that require attention and normal quirks.
I want you to enjoy your first motorbike and enjoy the hobby.
Just my opinion.
“You're only young once, but you can be immature as long as you like" -Unknown