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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Picking up a new bike today!!!

Well bros, I am following Fergie today with an upgrade to a VN1500. I have been sorta looking at bikes this spring with no specific plans or timeline. I wasn't feeling the excitement this spring quite as much as I had felt in the past on the 750. I put 14000 miles on it the last 3 seasons, and I think it was time to move up a little.

Besides, one of us (me and my wife) is too fat for both of us to fit comfortably on the 750. I will leave it to your imagination who the culprit is. We need more space.

Last Friday I saw a Craigslist posting for a 2004 VN1500 Classic with just under 11000 miles for $5000. From the one crappy pic he posted I could see Kuri grips and a Mustang Seat. The add said "too many accessories to list". I went and looked at last evening and couldn't pass it up. It has new tires, V&H pipes, an aftermarket tach from Kawasaki and about every piece of additional chrome bling you can think of. The only thing I will need to do is to lower the windshield so I can look over it.

He let me take a nice long ride and it was sweet. Lost of power, but not scary power. Nice and smooth and easy to ride. I never felt the extra weight.

I'm off to Branson to pick it up as soon as I get out of work. I will get some pics posted.


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-2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic 22000 miles
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Sounds like a great bike. Hope you both enjoy it!

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It`s nice that you could stay in the Vulcan family ! I hope you and the wife both enjoy the new ride. It sounds like a real nice bike and a good deal.

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You're going to love it Joe! I wish I could hop up there and ride back from Branson to Springfield with you. I've never gotten to do any riding in my home area. I started riding after I moved down here and I know there's some beautiful country to ride in up there. Have fun!

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Oh man, we would stay off the 4-lane and take about 3 hours getting home!

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And welcome to the vn1500 club.

There's at least four of us now.

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Well bros, I am following Fergie today with an upgrade to a VN1500. I have been sorta looking at bikes this spring with no specific plans or timeline. I wasn't feeling the excitement this spring quite as much as I had felt in the past on the 750. I put 14000 miles on it the last 3 seasons, and I think it was time to move up a little.

Besides, one of us (me and my wife) is too fat for both of us to fit comfortably on the 750. I will leave it to your imagination who the culprit is. We need more space.

Last Friday I saw a Craigslist posting for a 2004 VN1500 Classic with just under 11000 miles for $5000. From the one crappy pic he posted I could see Kuri grips and a Mustang Seat. The add said "too many accessories to list". I went and looked at last evening and couldn't pass it up. It has new tires, V&H pipes, an aftermarket tach from Kawasaki and about every piece of additional chrome bling you can think of. The only thing I will need to do is to lower the windshield so I can look over it.

He let me take a nice long ride and it was sweet. Lost of power, but not scary power. Nice and smooth and easy to ride. I never felt the extra weight.

I'm off to Branson to pick it up as soon as I get out of work. I will get some pics posted.


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Got her home just ahead of the rain last night. Very sweet ride indeed. Nice and smooth and responsive with tons of power. It seemed like she didn't even want 5th gear until 70 mph. There are several nice big long hills between here and Branson and we blasted up them like they weren't there! The V&Hs sound great, but not obnoxious. They have a really nice rumble in 3rd and 4th. I'll work on posting up some pics. I can't do it from work. It's green and white and mostly chrome.

And...the very last thing the PO showed me before I took off were the green LED lights on the frame!!!!!! Oh my god, I'm not sure I can stand being that flashy. They will look really cool at night though.

I already have the windshield off and she looks so much better without it. I will get a shorter one for winter and road trips, but I doubt I will keep it on much. I have to get the handlebar closer to me. It was about 40 minutes home and I could feel some strain in my back and my right hand went numb. It also needs an engine guard and hwy pegs.

"Shutting up rarely leads to anything bad"

Joe McAdoo
Springfield, MO
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VROC # 28175
-2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic 22000 miles
-1995 VN750 (Back home again!) 25000 miles
-1995 Suzuki DR350 Dualsport 1720 miles
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