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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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smallest bike with a shaft drive ever made?

My ol man found these photos.
I think it's neat
Supposedly, it's the most copied motorcycle in the world


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I think the chain is hidden inside. Still cool to see such simplicity. Love those old 2 strokes.

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I think the chain is hidden inside. Still cool to see such simplicity. Love those old 2 strokes.

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oh hey you know, I think you're right.
....no wait...it's dual shaft drive LoL

I must admit, I've never seen a chain cover like that

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so what IS the smallest bike with shaft drive ever made?
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The smallest I can think of is the 650 maxim.

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I think the chain is hidden inside. Still cool to see such simplicity. Love those old 2 strokes.DT
Yep, and don't that engine remind you of the Bultaco's... I'll bet it even smells like one...lol...
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My first bike--a Virago 535 ('87 model)--was a shaft driven bike.

The Honda Shadow VT500 ('83-'86) is the smallest "shafty" that I know of....

too bad you can't buy a cruiser like that anymore...

http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0500/shadow/shadow.htm

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My first bike--a Virago 535 ('87 model)--was a shaft driven bike.

The Honda Shadow VT500 ('83-'86) is the smallest "shafty" that I know of....

too bad you can't buy a cruiser like that anymore...

http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0500/shadow/shadow.htm
I have a friend at work that just bought an '83 Honda Shadow VT500. this will be his frist bike. we was going to buy my Honda CM400T, but he some one he knew offered him a really good deal (one better than he knows he got!) on the Shadow 500 so he took the deal on the Shadow.
he thought that I was going to be mad at him, I told him, if he didn't take that deal I would have been mad at him! I also told him do sell that 500! it's one great bike!
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I aplogize, I don't mean to thread jack. My buddy and I picked up an 83 Honda VT500 as his first bike. It's in his garage right now. I'm intrigued, why are they so special?

Love the bike in the OP by the way. I'd keep that thing forever.
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I would so ride out on that bike, small or not, I bet it would turn some heads!

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