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Old 04-28-2009, 04:59 PM   #41
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:26 PM   #42
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You really cant buy a BAD bike these days if its from the major brands. Really comes down to how much you want to spend and what bike TALKS to you.
I think THAT we can all agree on....


well except maybe for Hyosung...
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:30 PM   #43
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I really like my Honda Shadow Sabre 1100CC.
Twin carbs, Shaft drive, No valve adjustments, regular gas.

Seems to have plenty of pep and the pegs are high enough you get a lot of lean before they drag.

They quit making them in 07 but some shops still have one , Wild West Honda in Katy of I10 next to Hooters, still had one Black Cherry 7,500, might come down to 7K they had earlier.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:22 PM   #44
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Wow... thanks for the great response.

Looks like the 650 may be out since we will be riding 2 up a lot. I should have also mentioned that my wife is 5'9", so seat height should not be a problem. A touring package is also a must (better seat and backrest), whether it comes with the bike or if we get it aftermarket. She got a feel of the Harley Sportster and didn't like it. Also sat on the Suzuki Boulevard and Kawasaki Vulcan and didn't like them as much as the V-Star. We may take some advice and look for a used 1100.

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #45
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definately check out the 1100 Vstar. man those bikes run forever. Cant go wrong with the Yamaha cruiser
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:28 PM   #46
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My buddy has a honda shadow and I love that thing. Admittedly its the only cruiser I have ever ridden, but its a cool bike none the less. Feels like a Cadillac. You can get one for cheap if you buy used.
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I've been looking at mid-sized cruisers. I've found one that would fit the bill PERFECT for you. Look into the Kawi Vulcan 900 Classic. It has a low seat height, plenty of power and VERY comfortable for 2 up riding. Also, it retails for around $7600 (or $8500 with windshield, saddle bags and passenger backrest). I would NOT get a 650 twin for 2 up riding. On the freeway, a 650 cruiser would be marginal on power with one person, much less two. I'm seriously looking at the 900 myself.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:16 PM   #49
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i have one its very user friendly
The C50 is an 800 isn't it?
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Do not forget to look very closely at the M90 as it is specialy made for the verticly challenged, low seat height , low center of gravity ,comes fully decked, road ready and spin on oil filter that is easily accessible.cost the same as the m50 too. If you go to K,s in Humble talk to Henry Curtis.
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Do not forget to look very closely at the M90 as it is specialy made for the verticly challenged, low seat height , low center of gravity ,comes fully decked, road ready and spin on oil filter that is easily accessible.cost the same as the m50 too. If you go to K,s in Humble talk to Henry Curtis.
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I am also looking at that one, but he said he was looking at 2-up riding (touring). The M90 is more of a hotrod. It is an awesome bike, but doesn't have the optional tall windscreen either. Also, it's about $2000 above his budget and gets MUCH worse gas mileage (around 35mpg). It lists at $9,999.00.

The Vulcan 900 has a VERY low seat height. I have sat on the M90, C90 and the Vulcan 900. To me, the Vulcan is the most comfortable of the three.

The V-Star 950 is also a good choice, but I think it may be a little pricey too.
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