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PostAuthor: recon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:26 pm

I am looking at cafe bikes that are supposed to be xv1000, and yet they all are mono shock. Out of 4 websites I saw only one with dual shocks so I am wondering why they are all mono shocks? I am looking for information on building a cafe bike out of a 1985 xv1000 but I see only mono shock frames. I didn't think that there were any xv1000 with mono shock frames.

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Re: 1985 xv1000

PostAuthor: Mrballack » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:57 pm

It depends on where you are from.
My TR1 is a 84 and is a mono shock.
Maybe the production date os older than first registration date?
IMO the monoshock is the "easy" choise.

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Re: 1985 xv1000

PostAuthor: Jake » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:03 am

:yup:

You won’t find a mono shock XV1000 in the US, if that is where you live. You could buy an ‘81 to ‘83 XV750 or XV920 and mount a XV1000 on the frame.




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Re: 1985 xv1000

PostAuthor: faffi » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:37 pm

The XV1000SE Midnight Special was sold in Europe, Australia and a few other markets from 1983 through 1985. It had a shaft drive version of the TR1 engine and basically the same chassis as the 1981-83 XV750SE / Virago, but with the fork and brakes of the 1982 XV920 Virago.
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Re: 1985 xv1000

PostAuthor: recon » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:22 pm

Thanks to everybody who responded. This is my first Yamaha, always had Honda and before that Triumph

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Re: 1985 xv1000

PostAuthor: mark75 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:25 pm

recon wrote:I am looking at cafe bikes that are supposed to be xv1000, and yet they all are mono shock. Out of 4 websites I saw only one with dual shocks so I am wondering why they are all mono shocks? I am looking for information on building a cafe bike out of a 1985 xv1000 but I see only mono shock frames. I didn't think that there were any xv1000 with mono shock frames.



ditto what Jake said...

JMO ---
the mono shock is the vogue favorite now, so that's what is more widely available. (dang Capitalists!)
even the manufacturers are now going that way - viz, the "new" Dynas are all 'monos', no longer dual rear shocks.
good? bad? :cons: soon the pendulum will swing the other way soon, and the dualies will be back. JMO
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