I am looking to buy a Vulcan 800 to make a old style bobber get around scooter out of. I see they are the choice bike and I prefer the look over anything else I have seen stripped down. I have a few questions. Like how many miles are these engines good for before needing any work like top end,cranks,trans problems? Will this bike be revving hard at 70 MPH or will it be an around town 60 MPH ride. Basically will it be fun to ride,as I have never ridden one before. I hear some people say that the 800 when jetted right with minor mods it will lift the front wheel. Is this true?? Can I get high compression pistons for it?? HD Clutches? Most people that are selling stock type 800 Vulcans seem to be asking over retail pricing for them..I just want to buy one for what it books for on NADA.. I dont want to insult anybody with a lowball offer but prices I am seeing are 96 Vulcan 800, pipes,hypercharger 27k miles 2900 firm!!! Book is 1400.00 If I asked 6000.00 for my 02 GSXR 1000 I would be laughed at. Let me know as I am ready to get a bike to work on. Thank You all in advance. You guys have already helped me tons with my direction.