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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Hey guys, thank you so much for the great input. He left it with me to try out for a while. I took it out locally just to get used to it, so I haven't taken it up more than 40mph yet. I rode it for about 15 minutes, the took out the vulcan for an immediate comparison.
Agree with all of your points KM,
On the neighborhood roads I didn't feel a big difference in power, but the Vulcan felt much more nimble as far as turning, and swerving. It could just be that I'm unfamiliar with the bike. The reason I say that is because I can sense how much easier and more responsive my Vulcan handles today compared to when I first started riding it last fall. Since nothing on the bike has changed, I have to assume that what's actually changing is my riding confidence as I've grown accustomed to the bike. It's been raining on and off here in Maryland for a few days. As soon as the roads dry up I'll try it out on the highway.
Edit: I did notice that the clutch was loud when I changed gears. Kind of a "clunk".
It's a great looking bike, imo. He's added several things, like highway bars, custom grips, quick release windshield, a tall and a shorter sissy bar, and a Corbin seat. The handlebars have been raised and pulled back. Actually he changed the handlebars to something a little more like the Vulcan. All braided cables, brakelight modulator, Kuryakin visors on all of the lights, nice aftermarket foot rests, and a GPS. He maintains his equipment and it's been garaged. The bike is a 2006, has about 21,000 miles and he wants $6,000.
He's also giving me his motorcycle jack, because he can't use it on his new BMW, as the pipes drop below the frame.
I'll add a picture of the two bikes side by side as soon as my camera battery recharges.
Pete in Gaithersburg, MD
1996, 6,000 miles
Relocated R/R, Corbin seat, Plexifairing III, Sunpro Voltmeter, Sears MF.
Xelement X840 Saddlebags
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