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Dane
04-04-2016, 7:57 PM
Trying to find a monoshock cruiser to make into a rad solo chopper ratter.

Thinking:
750+ CC
Air cooled
Monoshock

Any suggestions on what to hunt for? Would be nice if it was easy to work on.

Thanks.

EDIT: Afterthoughts:

Basically I'm looking for a bike that is a nice platform to just turn into a comfortable chopper rat for cruising solo. Highway and possibly freeway, nothing over 75mph, while being in a comfortable range on the engine. If that's something below 750cc that's fine with me.

UncleFester
04-04-2016, 8:15 PM
Early Virago's are a good base, if you don't mind tunneling a tank.

Dane
04-06-2016, 11:24 PM
Early Virago's are a good base, if you don't mind tunneling a tank.

Thanks. Just the kind of look I'm going for.

ReRunCycleWorks
04-07-2016, 4:08 PM
It's smaller but the Honda GL500 is a good platform just on the small side
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Westboundbiker
04-08-2016, 11:14 AM
Vstar 1100 (or 650, if you're willing to go below 750cc.) is a good option.

Dane
04-08-2016, 3:21 PM
Thanks guys.

Basically I'm looking for a bike that is a nice platform to just turn into a comfortable chopper rat for cruising solo. Highway and possibly freeway, nothing over 75mph, while being in a comfortable range on the engine. If that's something below 750cc that's fine with me.

Reflexion
04-09-2016, 5:48 PM
In that case, also consider the honda vlx 600
Hera's mine

Philphine
04-09-2016, 6:44 PM
I have a vlx 600 also. nice easy bike to feel like you've accomplished something on. since I have a bigger bike I've never gone much past 55 or so on it though.

farmall
04-10-2016, 4:43 PM
Those Honda 600s are tough and designed to be rev'ed. Before I aborted a monoshock with funky geometry I'd grab a Honda 600 and go riding. I don't own one but customer and friends bikes I've worked on and ridden impress me.