Avoid the early (pre-1987) Honda V-4s like the plague. They are terrible bikes with weak transmissions and valve gear. 80's Kawasaki and Yamaha 4s are bulletproof. Some of the Suzukis from that era have alternator issues.I'm not exactly a youngster but am suddenly having the urge to start riding a motorcycle. I really want a cruiser style bike and I am looking at used bikes. I am interested in the older styles because they seem to be in the price range I'm needing. Which is a better type the Honda magna or Yamaha Maxim? 80s vintage. I notice the magna is liquid cooled ant the maxims are air cooled is that a big deal? Im really glad to join this site and hope to be here for a long time to come. I found this one on craigslist for 899 seems almost too good to be true, might go take a look at it this week if its not gone before I can get to it.Its an 86 magna 700.
Hell, some of the Hondas from that and the next-two decades have "alternator issues".......Avoid the early (pre-1987) Honda V-4s like the plague. They are terrible bikes with weak transmissions and valve gear. 80's Kawasaki and Yamaha 4s are bulletproof. Some of the Suzukis from that era have alternator issues.
Truth IS that there is very little "smack" or outright abuse that goes on here......unless maybe you went WAY back to some folks that aren't here much anymore......OR read some of the political threads in "off topic."I'm 6' 2" / 215lbs. I was thinking about a V Star custom for a first bike.
I've noticed you guys like to talk smack, so don't hold back.
No it really isn't the right place.i figure rather than start a brand new thread i'll just ask in here. hopefully this is in the right place.
some of the reviews i've read said that they can be a little uncomfy for taller people (I'm 6'3 and about 200lbs).