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VX800-Oldie but goodie?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by bazl, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. A guy at work is selling his vx800 for 3 grand. Its a 90 model and done 75ks, has been well looked after and looks the goods. Rides ok and everything works, brakes/clutch etc are good and it seems there are no immediate problems. Anybody got any experience with this model or wish to comment good or bad?


     
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  2. You might find this site useful,

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~vx800_in_oz/owners.html

    I seem to remember the VX800 having a reputation for being a pretty bulletproof shaftie tourer and there certainly seem to be some high mileage examples still running pretty well.
     
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  3. Yeah I remember having a chat with a VX800 rider at a servo once - his bike had clocked up nearly 200,000kms without any major problems and was still running well. They're a nice looking bike, certainly be high on my list if I was looking for a cruiser/tourer style bike.
     
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  4. The poor old VX's only 'flaw' was being boring, a bit unknown, and not looking enough like a Harley ... hence they are a bargain second hand buy.
     
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  5. Can't say I agree with that bit. The VX800 was not a cruiser, it was a naked shaft drive tourer, 'all rounder'....it never competed with any harley in a month of Sundays. Now the 750 intruder cruiser, from which the VX800 got it's, (albiet stroked to 800cc) motor, was a different animal.
     
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  6. ... indeed, didn't wish to imply it was a Harley rip-off... quite the opposite... the (alleged) 'must look like a Harley' attitude of those who bought big-bore V-twins meant a 'mere' naked tourer was always going to be overlooked.
     
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