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Old 20-09-2008, 06:11 AM
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toying with the idea of gettin shut of the chops and buying an early VS1400 intruder,whats the bad points about them you know what fuks up etc
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Old 20-09-2008, 08:43 AM
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the early 4 speed is the better one imo. i've had both.
the chrome on the wheels needs carefull looking after. but other than that they are boringly reliable. ensure it has a good battery and the contacts are clean as it lives low behind the engine. for get bump starting it. my wouldn't on a 1 in 9 hill. just locks up. the decompression system is electric ensure the cables are correctly adjusted.
if it has standard silencers then the 800 will keep up with it. however junk them and jet up using a kit from "cruiser magic" in the states and the very next job you will have to do is put shims on the clutch springs as it will slip.. it releases that much power afterwards, i was running a 160 in the front and a 165 in the rear carb.
you can squeeze a 200 metz rear tyre in to.

i'm looking for another one atm.

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Old 20-09-2008, 08:47 AM
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Good bikes,ridden a couple,and liked them,there are loads of websites dedicated to jap cruisers,and Suzuki V's,Intruder alert cafe ? IIRC,loads of useful stuff on there.I think Dracken's had one a while,try him.
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Rust?!Rust?!
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Old 22-09-2008, 07:59 AM
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Rust rust and more rust.
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replacing "live to ride" tatt ?
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Jimbo40 has one. It has a TUV approved kit on it - raked out forks, different headstock etc. He has also done a few other mods on it.

Pillion pad is rubbish (if yer worried about that), replacement pipes (Remus) are expensive, and it does eat a bit of fuel, but it seems to be a pretty good bike. Send him a PM if you want to know more.
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Bloody weirdo!!!
Getting rid of your bikes to get a standard one?? You must've gone soft mate........you gonna get a pink one too?
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