Hello all. I am Shlomi from Israel, new to this forum. I am about to purchase a 1986 VT1100 and I hope to get some advice here about this model. The bike I plan to buy has 35000 miles. Was imported from the U.S 3 years ago and was used once a week .it looks like it was well taken care of.
I know that this model was running for 2 years before it was replaced by a later model and I am worried about the availability of parts when I need them in the future. You see, here in Israel, there is little to no market for this model and I would have to order all parts online.
I am a capable mechanic and used to work on Ducati and Norton bikes and some Japanese bikes as well. I know that some ignition parts are discontinued for this year model but could be found (sometimes) online used. Anyone knows What other parts are discontinued and hard to find that I can expect to have problems with getting online? Also, what should I look for when I check the bike other then the usual when looking at a 30 years plus bike? Anything specific for this model? Or maybe wait to buy a later model? I will appreciate your advice on this.