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By Phil West -
07 July 2010 11:19
We've been browsing MCN bikes for sale every day to bring you some of our top picks from over 10,000 motorcycles for sale.
Here's just a few of the fantastic modern classic machines available this week:
1984 Honda VF500F - £795Oft-overlooked middleweight V4 was a surprising mid-‘80s gem.We say: Pricey and classy in its day, rare today. Good nick and cheap.
1984 Suzuki GSX250 - £650 Among later four-stroke learner 250s easily bested Honda’s Superdream.We say: Less fondly remembered but a good, useful, value starter classic.
1991 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP - £3999 Boss pre-Fireblade superbike is still classy, useful and manly today.We say: This one, with just 5800 miles and in mint nick, is a belter. Mouth-watering.
1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 - £1695 First generation ‘slabby’ 1100 is a true classic, redefining the class.We say: Original examples like this, at this price now few and far between.
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Had a blue one. They are good little bikes much much better than the Honda 250N to ride and like mine this one unusually has the twin exhausts which made a lovely sound when reved - a lot were fitted with 2 to 1 pipes because the original twin exhausts were expensive to replace... Other things to watch are:
1. Generators - they are difficult to rewind because the coils are ontop of each other but the bikes seem to overheat them so there was a roaring trade in brand new ones...
2. The bikes have a mutli switch thingie that controlled headlight and indicator and horn all on one "joystick". When it went wrong it fuses the lot every time you touch it and it has 1000s of very small springs and bits of copper inside it. User servicing was very tricky...
3. Rear suspension was soft and poorly damped. I spent a lot of money on replacements!
4. Spares for the front brake - I took 4 months waiting for a replacement vulcanised rubber floating thingie even when the bikes were still in production so I had to leave the bike off the road!
07 July 2010 14:41
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