1986 honda 750vt vs 2008 harley street bob
Well I have put about 3000 kms on that Honda i bought this winter and I gotta admit I'm impressed. The bike is 26 years old and runs like a dream.
It red lines at 8000 rpm,gets 60 mpg cruising at 90 mph. This must have been one helluva bike in it's day.
Now it doesn't have the roll on torque like my Harley does but this bike is nimble,pretty quick once you get the rpms to 4000 and cruises the highway and city very well.
I changed the oil to amsoils 4 stroke 0w-40 and the sticky gear shift disappeared,the clutch grabbed better and the loud valvetrain was quieted down.
I used the 0w-40 because it's still cold here in the mornings and I have quite alot of it. I will use the 10w-40 version once the weather maintains 5c at night. I like the idea of the oil pumping to the parts faster with the 0w-40.
My Harley is still my dream bike but I am amazed that this old shadow can do what it does.