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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-12-2010, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thinkin' bout a 900

So my friend at work has 08 900 custom (very nice bike with only 3500 on the clock). He just bought a Meanie and has to sell the 900. His first bike was a VN 750. Which is why I bought mine (well actually when I saw his and how it was made and engineered I knew this was the bike for me).

So anyway he's looking to sell the 900 and I'm really thinking about it. But I'm asking for opinions here. You all have a depth of knowledge about bikes in general and Kawi's in particular that is hard to find elsewhere. So let's hear it, the good and the bad.


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Hey Ron, I only sat on one at work and didn't like it. Seemed too low for me. Have you taken it for a ride?

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No, not yet. I'll probably go up and ride it this weekend.

Hey John, We've got to get out for a ride soon. Maybe we should ride up to Johnnys Hot Dogs for lunch some Friday.

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Looked at 1 at the shop,it was OK but man they are plain compared to a VN750.
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I have a meanie and wouldn't consider a 900. If you want to step up, step up. There are a bazillion used 15/1600's out there in all kinds of flavors.

IMHO, if you think you've outgrown the 750, you need to go to a 15/1600/1700 for a real difference.

Notice your buddy is selling his 900 because he bought a meanie.

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Jon,
Here in Jersey we pay a higher insurance rate once you step above 1KCCs. Yeah I like the Meanie and you're right I'd like to move up but I just can't swing it financially.


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The 900's are nice enough, what it boils down to is his asking price, thats when you can decide if its the bike for you. Up here in WA State they are asking about the same price for the 900's as they are for 1500 Classics. The 900's are a wider framed and longer bike than the 750's for sure, they have a great feel when I rode my buddies but I have always believed in the philosophy of "Go Bigger Or Go Home" and for the same amount of money, easy decision. My only dislike of the 900's is that little donut front wheel they put on it. WTF???

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the guy I bought my bike from has a 1500. He said the VN750 was more fun to ride. He said the 1500 is a hog and has no feeling of speed compared to the little 750. He might get tired of that one too, I have my eyes on it. Recently the knucklehead put stop leak in it to fix a leaky valve cover. Thats an expensive fix as he has the shop do it. Thats how I got my 700. It had a bad stator. I paid 300 dollars for 85 700 with 17K miles on it. 20K later I still love the thing.
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I just helped my bro-n-law go from a rocket to a cruiser. I found him a sweet 07 900 custom. So I've had the oppertunity to do some riding on it. Honestly, I really like it. I found it to be very comfortable & smoooooooth. I think it would be a very nice alternative to the 750. Bonus, I like it being fuel injected!
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