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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-16-2009, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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OK - OK I know it sounds nuts............ but.............. Daniel and I bot agree that the 03 bike is quite a bit heavier than the 04 bike by at least 50 pounds.
we discovered this to be true when I almost tipped over the 04 and found it to be quite a bit lighter when I had to "catch it"

anyone have any ideas on what could be the difference??? - both are full of gas - the only difference I know of is that I have not put a sealed battery in the 04 still the old standard batt.

by the way - the 04 accelerates quicker and corners better like a lighter bike perhaps should
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If they are both stock, they both weigh the same.


The only way you can prove to me they don't is to actualy weigh each one on scale.


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Solve yours and our curiosity by taking the bikes to the nearest weigh station and ask if they wouldn't mind you checking the weights and let us know. Cause as KM put it, they weigh the same, or at least are suppose to
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by the way - the 04 accelerates quicker and corners better like a lighter bike perhaps should
I thought everyone knew that the '99 & '00 colored bikes are the quickest & best handling of them all!!!


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I thought everyone knew that the '99 & '00 colored bikes are the quickest & best handling of them all!!!
LOL!!!! Whoa, whoa, whoa now. The 93's are nothin' to sneeze at. C'mon, she's lightened, has a few more horses, and the seats lower. I'll slam 1 to 5 with ya anytime. Lunch is on me...
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I thought everyone knew that the '99 & '00 colored bikes are the quickest & best handling of them all!!!
I too thought this was common knowledge.

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I thought everyone knew that the '99 & '00 colored bikes are the quickest & best handling of them all!!!
Heeeyyy, thems fightin words!

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Did you ever post pics of the two bikes? Just curious. Do they both have the same exhaust? The aftermarket exhaust is quite a bit lighter than the stock.

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It looks like the exhaust is stock on both of them - I did discover the other day that the "lighter" bike( the 04) has a vin number that shows it as a VN750-A2 - whereas the 03 "heavier" bike shows up as a VN750-A1 - does anyone know what the difference between the two is? - this came up again because Daniel almost dropped the 04 in a parking lot the other day and discovered that he could grab it and prevent it from hitting the ground - something that would be quite a feat on the 03 after a certain lean angle. (read that as I was unable to prevent it from falling over when we first got it - I could only let it gently to the ground and then turn and put my back into it to pick it up) - we are looking for a day when we have some time to take them both to a place to weigh them
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Curiosity is killing me. Can you post pics?
OK, the VN750A2 "should" be a 1986 model. There was no VN750A1, as it would have been a VN700A1 (1985). For instance, my VN750A18 is a 2002 model, or the 18th year model of this bike... Now I'm really confused.
Are you sure they are 03 and 04 models?

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