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But I'm not sure WHICH bike I'm looking for.

I'd like something older (80's - 90's).

I'd like a v-twin, but I'm open to others. (nohomo)

I'd like to try a shaft drive, but I'll settle with a chain.

I'd like a single shock rear suspension.

And biggest of all... if it's a kick start, that's winner-winner chicken dinner!!!



Anyone have any suggestions?
I've looked at the Viragos, but the starter issues and no kickstart have me thinking there's something better out there.

Thanks in advance.




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I was riding then, but didnt watch models the way I do now. However I actually know of an older bike in damn near mint condition with a shit load of extras. Might be more than what your looking to spend though, and too far away. I cant rattle the model off at the moment but I think it is a suzuki , vtwin, 800 maybe. Shat drive and carbs. Unmolested for the word go. Almost factory fresh.
 

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Thanks TLS!

I'm really just looking for people's input on what's out there. I only started riding the last 5 years or so, and I have no knowledge on the older bikes.

If people have a favorite then shout it out, I'll take a look at it and start doing some reading up on them. But at this point, I don't even have a direction to start searching in.

Thanks again.




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its a suzuki vx or vtx 800 , ive looked at this bike several times thinking it might make a cool platform. But it has a lot of what your looking for, not sure on the kicker though. Try searching for that. Its a standard bike, not too different than a nighthawk. Maybe a little more on a cruiser setting. Pretty basic bike.

I found a bunch of projects but if you flip through this page you can see it out of stock form
http://vx800-restoration.blogspot.com/

The more I think about it, the more this might be might next project
 

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I would throw the CX500/CX650 and turbo variants out there. I want one to cafe/fighter but I'm having a hard enough time funding my GL project.

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Electric start and chain drive but otherwise close... Yamaha TR1



Lotsa grunt & potential once you strip the factory crap off. I had a bobber version way back when but here's a CR & FT for inspiration.



 
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