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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2004, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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bike dilema????


Well I have a problem my little 400 track is actually a six hundred as it turns out yamaha never made a vance and hines edition and that is what I have in a 400. So do I keep an 89 600 because its cool model with potential or do I sell itl. the prob is I need to put some serious $$$$$$$$$ into to get running and it wont be like current bikes-
Sooooooo do I sell it or keep it??? post up I value your opinions
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Hmmmm, I have a soft spot for older bikes, I think they are so much "cooler" than the new, they have character Anyone can drop $$$ and get the last, greatest, sexiest and fastest, but not everyone can bring back an old abused bike. I would work on it in your spare time, spend money on it when you win on poker night, maybe in a couple of years you'll have a "neat" ride

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Actually it depends on your "PERSONAL" attachment to the bike. What kind of bucks are we talking about? My feeling is that I enjoy working on the older bikes but i truly enjoy to ride so myself personally i would look for a newer bike. Just because of the updated suspension, and technology.

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$2k to update

thanks rick and labdog,
I think it is going to take at least that much to get it going
with suspension updates and brakes etc, not so much motorwork
I have no personal attachment i am just thinking it would be cool to do and have fun on, I agree with rick older bikes have character- new bikes are faster but harder to get character unless you go twin. still a dilema??????
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Wait a minute...is it a V&H 600 or is the motor from the V&H 600 stuffed into the 400 frame? If it's the latter, I would keep it. They say that is a killer setup. 600 power with 400 weight! On a personal note though, I don't like the paint schemes of those V&H models. But, they had all the goodies, jetted for the pipe, V&H powerpack and all the other little cool tidbits like the V&H case covers and such.

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wish I knew for sure-

I dont know much about the bike and dont have a title to it so I am not sure-
I am going to have to look at it more next week and figure it out.
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Easy way to tell is the frame material. If a magnet sticks to the frame rail then it's a 600. The 400s have aluminum frames. If you're racing it and wanted to race lightweight then get rid of it and get a lightweight bike(400, Hawk, EX). A 400 can race in WERA Vintage 6, but SVs rule the modern lightweight class. If you're not racing, then do minor updates and run track days.

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