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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Got my new throttle cable in last week, and this morning I finally got my bike back together!!!! Got her fired right up and everything was still running just fine. Now, when my friend comes back from Afghanistan he can have his Sporty back and I'll still have a bike to ride.

Not going to lie though, I am seriously considering selling my VN750 soon, I am really wanting to move up to a larger bike with a longer frame and bulky feel. I am really in love with the late 90's-early 2000's Yamaha Ventures, the Vulcan 1500s and 1600, or the late 90's-early 2000's Suzuki Intruder 1500cl.

But, I am glad to have the VN750 running again and ready to ride.

1990 VN750
Got it on 9/10/09
7683 original miles when I got it
7870 current (constantly adding more)
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Kuryakyn Iso Grips with throttle boss
Kuryakyn Iso pegs with heel rests
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Many more to come...
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Good to have you back ravdaveed. I was just thinking yesterday that I hadn`t seen a post from you for a month or so. Glad to hear the Vulcan is up and running again. I can certainly relate to the feeling of needing a longer bike frame to stretch out on.

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Glad to hear the ol' gal is up and runnin'!

I can't offer opinions on the other bikes but I can say the meanie 1500 (I assume since you have 1500 AND 1600 up there, you mean the mean streak and not the classic) has been called the VN750 on steroids by several people who have ridden both. It handles pretty much the same (longer wheel base though) but it's heavier and beefier with X2 cc's. Uber comfy stock too.
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I am really wanting to move up to a larger bike with a longer frame and bulky feel. I am really in love with the late 90's-early 2000's Yamaha Ventures, the Vulcan 1500s and 1600, or the late 90's-early 2000's Suzuki Intruder 1500cl.
That's the main reason I went to the VN1600 Classic. Lots of leg room, plenty of space for 2-up riding. It's solid on the road. I loved my 750, and would love to get another to make a bobber, but can only have one for now.

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Oh, I didn't realize the classics came in 1500 and 1600 like the meanies. Rav, are you looking at the meanies or the classics? Or both?
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I like them both, but I think the classics suit me better... But, really, it all comes down to what has the best price for the best used bike.
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I like them both, but I think the classics suit me better... But, really, it all comes down to what has the best price for the best used bike.
I sold my 750 and bought a 1500 classicFI ,I miss the 750's light quick handling ,but i couldn't afford 2 bikes either.I have a CB750 honda that I am going to start working on in earnest this winter.But when I bought the 1500,There was a 1400 Intruder sitting next to it.It looked a lot like my 750,but was just not as comfortable as the 1500 or the 750,actually felt more heavy in the front than the Classic.Personally I didn't like the way it handled at all.but it felt quicker.Bottom line is I picked the Kaw and wouldn't trade 2500 miles later.JM2C,Denny




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