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Old 01-21-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Riding a cruiser after 10+ yrs on a sportbike

So i bought the warrior back in december when its too cold to ride cuz u know...thats when u buy a bike for cheap

2007, 6500 miles, shotgun pipes with turn downs, blue leds (tis kewl at night), ss lines, and a power commander (got it for $6500)

i've ridden a cruiser 2x in my life, one lil suzuki 650, and test drove a warrior

im not a big guy, 170lbs on my good days...so ya riding a behemoth is pretty scary at first

i've ridden it 5x now and all i can say is i smile everytime.

something about a loud vtwin, having cops wave and smile at me instead of frowning at me, and the way it sits - its a nice change

i guess it is true..when u get old u do ride cruisers?

so for the guys who think they'll never touch a cruiser, 'its a gsxr till i die' type, try it one day u'll prolly like it

and no i didn't retire the 10r, rode to galveston and back at night with a friend just for fun.. this weather is awesome !
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #2
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Nice bike, grats!
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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sweet bikes!!

I want to get a Goldwing to pull my Track bike to the track!!!
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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ya. warrior is in a class of its own. dont think you will hop on another cruiser and they are all like that. you got lucky and picked the right one, grats! its a fine bike!
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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I know for a fact when I get older I'm going to buy a lazy boy on wheels aka a gold wing, so the mrs and I can take some long road trips without her being super uncomfortable


Very nice bike man, the few cruisers I've had the chance to ride I loved every second of it
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Clean bike!

Do you have more pics?

How does it pull? and what type of gas mileage do you see with it?
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I agree nice bikes and as life goes by cruisers look better and better.

I really like my 07 Honda Shadow Sabre.
Nice to get to San Antonio or LA casinos and not be sore.

Parted with a 08 Busa after 2 years and 8,900 miles just too much after turning 50.

I really enjoyed a 03 - 1200S Bandit to for 4 years and 36K

Even though they are sport tours I just don't see going back.

Dad at 79 still rides, has a bored and stroked Harley sportster and a Road King. retiring to Daytona probably helped. He had a new Kawaski H2 750 tripple back in early 70's, but all Harleys since then (After turning 48)

They say crusiers are for when you can't get it up.
Well the Busa went a couple of weeks ago and I just got too.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #10
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sweet bike for sure....
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There is nothing wrong with them, but sport bikes are more comfortable. I have a bad back. 15 minutes on a cruiser, and I wont walk for 2 days without pain killers. 8 hrs on a sport bike, and all that hurts is my !

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just the opposite for me ^^^
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:53 PM   #13
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I have 3 vertebrae in my lumbar spine fused. Keeping my feet up under my keeps my lumbar straight. When my feet are in front of my hips, it bends and stresses that area. I know, it doesnt seem logical, but works for me!
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Crusier FTW!!!
I use to be like, "I'll never own a cruiser blah blah!"
Then I went to the R.O.T Rally and couldnt ride when I was there cause I hurt some bad from the ride up there. Then I traded a day with a guy I knew up there. His Nightster for my zx-6r.....He had a blast on it and I didnt want to get off the Harley. The next week, I had a Harley, now I ride for EVER!!!!
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I can handle about 15-20 minutes sitting up straight or leaning back.. after that my lower back starts complaining.

Plus I can't get used to having my feet out front and no feel of what the front end is doing. Guess I just don't "fit" the cruiser style.
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warrior owner here also, love the super low end torque.

I get about 35-40mpg with spirited riding. Wish it had a larger tank though
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There is nothing wrong with them, but sport bikes are more comfortable. I have a bad back. 15 minutes on a cruiser, and I wont walk for 2 days without pain killers. 8 hrs on a sport bike, and all that hurts is my !

Enjoy both!!
You may well be the first person on the planet to say a sport bike is more comfy

We're all different though. Personally I dont ride sport bikes because MY "tank" gets in the way of the bike's tank...
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i put some drag bars on my 1200 custom and it really helps with the handling of the bike and the way it feels on your back.
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:47 PM   #20
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i took it to redbluff and nailed it... the pull isn't really a pull but since its a huge engine
you're generally going quite fast...

so in terms of a sotpf (seat of the pants feeling) u don't really feel it compared to being on sportbikes so long that even my zx10r doesnt give me a sense of 'fast'

gas mileage no idea heh :p wut he said up there sounds kinda hi

ya, the other posts are right i picked the one bruiser that is literally better then every other in its class

both bikes are very comfortable for me
one night i was on my zx10r 5hrs straight - really without getting up.
the cruiser i've only done light riding as im still learning

thanks again for the compliments
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