I got a couple of nibbles on Kijiji from my ‘got an old bike in your shed you want to get rid of?” ad…
1979 Suzuki GS850, not running, asking $500
A review on this specific bike from the UK shows a lot of love for it.
Here is a history of the GS850 series of bikes from Suzuki. It’s a touring bike and weighs in at around 600lbs. With a shaft drive and that weight it isn’t exactly ideal as a cafe racer rebuild. It is however air cooled and those pipes are lovely. Something other than a cafe racer could be
the goal. This military style build is interesting.
As a bobber style bike with a saddle, the GS850 has some potential!
1986 Honda Shadow 1100cc, no info given, asking $500
If these get customized, it seems to be along chopper lines. I think I’m holding out for something a bit less, um, big.