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Old 11-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #1
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Need opinions

Figured you guys will be as honest as possible. I'm leaving the crotch rocket world and going to the metric chopper world. I've wanted to do it for quite some time and well....it's time.

So, I cam across 2 bikes and I'm trying to make my decision.

1st bike has some work done, alil under 17k on it and it's an 03. Here's what it looks like
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2nd Bike is bone stock, an 02 with 24k miles and almost $2,000 less than the first....

now...should I just start from scratch and work my up or get the bike that has some work done and go from there.

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Old 11-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #2
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can we see what bike 2 looks like please...
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:28 AM   #3
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can we see what bike 2 looks like please...
the complete opposite of bike 1...it's bone stock...and...well it looks gay stock............................


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Old 11-21-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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I usually like a bike that is stock. They seem to be less screwed with over all.
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #5
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I usually like a bike that is stock. They seem to be less screwed with over all.


i agree but if it looks that bad then go with bike one cause ur goin to want to ride it and 1 looks nice untill u get a chance to do what u want to do to it
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bike #1 has a decent start at being a custom and less miles. although it is rrice.

At least it won't break down every week.
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So whats up with your gixxer. selling it?
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Did I miss something here, or did you not tell us what kind of bikes they are? Based solely on the web address of the pic, bike #1 is either a Shadow or VTX? What is #2?

I think that basing your decision on looks is just silly. Give us some power/weight/hp/comfort/etc. details so we can help ya out!

I've ridden both a VTX 1300 and a Shadow 600 (or 750?). I didn't like the Shadow at all, and going 60 mph into a posted 50 mph curve had the heel of my boot hitting the ground. Not that clearance on the VTX was that much better, but it had floorboards and could scrape without fear of ripping my foot off.

The VTX was heavy, that's for sure. At even a 10-15% tip-over angle, I wouldn't be able to catch it from hitting the ground. Seating position wasn't bad, and I can't remember which specific model it was, but I LOVED having a heel shifter!

I've ridden a V-Star, but didn't ride it long enough to get a real feel for it.

More details pls...

(oh, and have I mentioned I like to ride any bike I can get the keys to? Even on odd bikes, it shows me what I like even more about my own!)
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I think your for not gettin another bike. You !! :laughing6 BUT out of the two I would go with number 1.

But you make me sad...:eh:
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If you ride a cruiser or a sportbike or a scooter, it doesnt matter. You ride . period. Thas what matters. Be happy with your decision and dont worry about what the other people think. They dont pay your bills.
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What is the second bike, need more info please. The first one has a wide tire conversion?

I'm kinda skittish on heavily modified bikes unless I'm very familliar with who did the work.
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Both bikes are Shadow Spirit 750's, the 2nd is just stock, the 1st has some work done, HD front wheel, CBR Rear wheel, exhaust, seat, blah blah blah....Both have the same power/weight(to an extent)...the first is lowered a tad bit, the 2nd is still on 4x4 mode.
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I think your for not gettin another bike. You !! :laughing6 BUT out of the two I would go with number 1.

But you make me sad...:eh:
Well, you can't say I didn't make an effort at getting that 636, I even sold my gixx to get it and got screwed...so I took it as a sign.
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