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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2009, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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So I havin been doing the worst thing possible. I have been looking at other women. loving their curves, their wide rear ends, and their fuel injection. Needless to say I have been eyeing the 900 LT. A touring bike much more suited to 2-upping and long stretches of road. I came across one on c-list a '06 3500 miles for $5500. A LT, engine guard, lowers, Kuri saddle bags, rear luggage rack. Sounds like a good deal. Wondering what has to be said about this bike. I not highly concerned about acceleration, and handling. I basically have my wifes approval. Just need the banks. I want to know any known mechanical issues. I know the bike is fairly new. It doesn't have the lifeline that the 750 has, so not all the problems are probably known. I plan to find some forums and see what I can find. I hope to somehow end up with both bikes for a little while and see if the 900 will work for commuting.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 12:24 AM
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You would not be the first to move up to the 900....

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I believe that. but just cause others have done it doesn't mean its right. plenty of germans turned in their jew neighbours. so I want to make sure it right. I don't want to get another bike and a year goes by want another bike. I am kinda looking for someone to talk me out of this. or talk me into it. I am waiting to hear back from the seller.
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I just found a link to this forum yesterday, and have not spent any time on it yet. It may have some info you are looking for though. Good luck with the banker and the bike.
http://www.vulcanforums.com/?gclid=C...FQ9JagodtRYpCQ

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Jace, you're looking to go from a 750 up to a 900? You'll have enough money to buy a whole new bike and only upping the cc's by 150? Have you considered a 1200 or bigger? A meanie maybe?
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I do like the idea of a bigger engine, but I don't want the extra weight. I want something that is good for two-up, but when I want to run around town it wont feel like a big beast. Plus I am trying to stay at a decent price, and get something fairly new with low miles.
I got the 750 cuz I thought it would be fine for 2-up, but I was wrong. Its fine for one. I have done some 200-250 mile trips no problem. The 900 has alot of room, man sitting on one at dealer with my wife on back was great. I knew she was their but I could lean back like I like to, wasn't going to clink helmets. But I don't want to buy another bike, and be semi regretting it. This would be my 3rd bike in 3 yrs. I do like the 750 alot, but it does have its draw backs. And I know that the 900 or bigger bikes will have theirs too.
Maybe I am just in funk cuz of the charging issues I have been having with my 750.

Sold 750 (9-09)
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Mustand Seat (6-09)
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Metzelers ME880 170/80 in back 100/90 in front (3-09)
Painted flat blak (3-09)
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vn750 wheelbase= 62.2" overall lenght= 90.4"

vn900 wheelbase= 64.8 overall lenght= 97"
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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)
Splines Lubed (3-09)
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)
Iridium Plugs (8-08)
Highway bar/ engine guard(FS)
Some saddlebags no idea which ones
Facebook group Vulcan 750 Riders (Invite Only Group)
Facebook ID Eli Gaffke
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The doctor who fixed me up after the accident last week told me I should be getting a bigger bike if I wanted to continue riding two up.
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Take a look at the Starr 950 too:
http://tinyurl.com/46k6z3

Oddly it is longer, but weighs less and has a real low seat height. Good reviews so far too..(believe it won V Twin magazines Metric Bike of the Year or some such thing)

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