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Old 12-08-2009, 09:02 PM   #21
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Dude get what you want and naturally drawn to more. You'll get sh*t from the sportbike crowd cause of your cruiser and you'll get sh*t from the biker crew for havin a bike. But what matters is the way you feel when you open your garage door at night and see YOUR bike. It's up to you from now on grasshopper...........................dont be gay, get the cruiser!!!!!!! lol
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:18 AM   #22
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If the bike checks out mechanically and paperwork is clean I would pick up the cruiser.

You said you always had a love for cruisers.
the price looks good.

Have the lifters/Valve train been adjusted, I think that is a 16K service on that bike (not sure) add it is a few hundred bucks unless you do it yourself

A cruiser would be a safer way to build some riding experiance than a sport bike.

There are a bajillion sport bikes on this forum for sale at any given time, so get the curiser first.

good starting point. especially if you decide you like longer weekend rides like to SanAntoinio or LA casinos.
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:07 AM   #23
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I am just the opposite, I would much rather ride something like my Bandit, ZX12, VFR, FJ1300, Concours or similar on long rides, compared to a cruiser. My lower back starts killing me after 15-20 minutes on a cruiser, and can't stand the lack of feel to the front wheel and my feet sticking out in front.

Boils down to figuring out what fits you, and how you want to ride. I love curvy roads and hate the interstates.

I rarely see "cruisers" on long trips. Full dressers or Gold Wings yes, but cruisers nope.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:47 AM   #24
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:52 PM   #25
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You got to bag em out! My vrod has Sundowner sear (LD seat), heated grips, rear and front pegs...sisy bar and luggage rack. I'll ride 12 hours straight and feel comfortable as . Besides, when you reach the destination you can carve up the canyons on the vrod! lol
+1 on the V-ROD. I have the sundowner seat, low profile quick remove shield, and my roll bag has a back rest to lean on. I have taken my Honda ST1300 on 3 long trips and my V-ROD on 2 long trips. The ST1300 is more comfortable but the V-ROD is more fun. Thats a good price, I would get it then later add something like a FZ1 for fun.

Most family's have a truck and a car, why not a cruiser and a sport bike!
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #27
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I started out on a sportbike. Rode it for about 6 months. Then got a cruiser. Now I want a sportbike again. I just can't make up my mind. The sportbikes are very nimble and light. The cruiser is heavier but extremely stable especially at highway speed. I still like the handling of the sportbike though.
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