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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone desire to have a bigger bike??? i must be honest, the real reason i bought my vulcan was the price. don't get me wrong i like my bike & im glad i have one. its just that some friends go on real long rides & i'd like to join them but when i take the 750 on the highway i feel like im beating the crap out it and keep reaching for 6th gear and thats without the girl on the back. this year i bought a truck, i think next year i'll get a bigger bike. anyone else feel the same?

P.S. im not bashing a great bike here.
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Just don't get a bigger girl...

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I plan on getting a bigger bike for the longer trips with the wife in tow...keep the 750 though for my ever day riding pleasure
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I plan on getting a bigger bike for the longer trips with the wife in tow...keep the 750 though for my ever day riding pleasure
i'd like to keep the vn750 for my girlfried (she is licensed). she says its to big for her. she really likes the 600 shadow a lot.
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Does she ride anything right now, or is she just licensed?

Sold 750 (9-09)
Bought '07 900 Classic "LT" (6-09)
Mustand Seat (6-09)
Balanced Carbs (4-09)
Adjusted Mix Screws (4-09)
Drilled Baffles 8 holes (4-09)
R/R Relocated (3-09)
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Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
Kuri grips (8-08)
Kuri Longhorn pegs (8-08)
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Highway bar/ engine guard(FS)
Some saddlebags no idea which ones
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post #6 of 58 (permalink) Old 05-21-2009, 04:19 PM
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That's why I got the 750. It is my bigger bike.

I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
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A bigger bike may be roomier, but from all that I read, you'd be hard pressed to find much of a quicker bike than ours. The quarter mile times I saw, this bike will beat most of the larger cruisers!

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Does she ride anything right now, or is she just licensed?
she had a 125 kaw eliminator, we called it the baby bike.
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Just don't get a bigger girl...
to each their own.... hahahahahaha


i would love a bigger bike and im actually looking.... ive been looking for a while now.... i dont mind the 750 for around town but i have to drive 30 miles and its all highway at atleast 65....
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Funny, I was thinking about the same thing on the way to work this morning (on my vn). On the interstate, it would be nice to have something heavier for long rides but I don't want to sacrifice green light - red light performance or MPG. Then I thought how nice it is to have a 'sport cruser' that does the interstate and can have fun on the back road w/o dragging something. There isn't a bagger that can keep up with me on the twisties.

It's so nice to have shaft, a big fat back tire, and an engine that doesn't need too much attention.

Now whrere's the key to my Ninja?

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