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Volusia on a Drifter, what do you think?

I have two proposals to give my 2003 VL800 on a Drifter 1500 or a 800, both from 2001. The 800 is in a good condition, the 1500 has some optical problems and a not-so-original headlight. I like the Indian style of the Drifters - what do you think?

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You might want to reach out to forum member Duffy, who has owned a 1500 Drifter.

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I too like the look of the drifter. I guess it depends on how much work/time/money it would take to get the 1500 in shape. I think the ride on the 1500 would be better.

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I like the drifter look, I almost boughta 1500. I backed out because I did'nt like the flat gray motor casing look. They all have it very little chrome. I also didin't like the black forks and handle bars. But for what it worth to you it was a 1999 1500 gold color w saddle bags windsheild 21k miles. for $3400 from a dealer .( just 3 months ago)

I would hold out for a vulcan 1500-nomad 1500 If it were me.
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The 1500 Drifter is a great bike (I think the 800 looks a bit better with the mono shock). I think the 2001 came with a lot more chrome than the 99' that I had.

What kind of "optical" problems does the 1500 have?

They can be made very comfy as well as good looking..........


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A dent in the gas tank, badly repaired with fiberglass putty - the paint cracked, of course. The bike fall two times - the custom exhaust is scratched on the right side, the left driver footrest is a little bit bent upwards, the left clutch reservoir is a little bit scratched also. The bike needs new tyres, a new paint - a new owner? And, of course, a decent - or the original - headlight.

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A dent in the gas tank, badly repaired with fiberglass putty - the paint cracked, of course. The bike fall two times - the custom exhaust is scratched on the right side, the left driver footrest is a little bit bent upwards, the left clutch reservoir is a little bit scratched also. The bike needs new tyres, a new paint - a new owner? And, of course, a decent - or the original - headlight.
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all kiding aside its depends on how well you like it !


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What does your volusia look like? How about The 800 drifter got pics of it ?


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I like it. . . . If it runs, and you don't mind having it for a project, and if the price is right. . . . get it!

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