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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-10-2010, 01:51 AM Thread Starter
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Cool need some info

ok so i have a few offers for my car.

offer 1 1994 Suzuki Intruder 800

offer 2 2001 Yamaha Vstar 650 (this one im REALLY liking)




which would YOU trade a car for?

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The VStar will let you stretch out a little more than the Intruder, but I've read in other forums that guys who have them felt they were a bit under powered on the open road. We looked at a brand new one this past summer for my wife, but I didn't like the way it felt on the road. The heel-toe shifter was not comfortable, and the bike felt sorta cheap or chintzy. That's just my assessment, though. The intruder is more the size and style of the VN750, although I think it has a bigger front wheel. Don't know if the gas tank is smaller, though.

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Honestly the 2001 Yamaha Vstar 650. I just like the way this bike looks. Has a better appeal than the other bike does. Yeah my vote takes the Yamaha, but I've always been really huge on Yamaha and Kawasaki.

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The 650 is a big bike in size, but has no real power.
I think you will be better off with the intruder. imo

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ksmnet - how do you mean "felt cheap and chintzy"? lol

netmatrix - Yes the Yamaha is a much cooler design and i think that is why if i can choose between the two .. im almost certain it will be the yamaha. But if he backs out and i can still get the suzuki that will be ok too cause it comes with saddlebags battery tender, highway pegs and a windshield where the yamaha is all stock no extras :-(

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The 650 is a big bike in size, but has no real power.
I think you will be better off with the intruder. imo
power isnt really a concern for me as im still a new rider. i just got the vulcan this past summer lol and since i dont need 5 vehicles hehe, one can be traded for "spare" motorcycle if you will.

AND since the Mrs said she would ride a bike by her self then we can plan long cruises together if i have 2 bikes!

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ksmnet - how do you mean "felt cheap and chintzy"? lol(
Just that. The bike didn't feel as well made as even the VStar 950 that we got for my wife. And that was from test riding a brand new one this past summer. I don't think it's a bad bike for the money, and I think that's the market Yamaha goes for with that bike. If you're riding 2-up, then the Yamaha is going to give you more room for the both of you. However, going from the VN750 to the Yamaha, you're going to feel a definite difference in power. But, I think it's geared lower than the Vulcan anyway. You really have to get on and try the bikes before you decide. If money is the main driving issue, then you are going to have to make compromises somewhere.

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ksmnet - how do you mean "felt cheap and chintzy"? lol

netmatrix - Yes the Yamaha is a much cooler design and i think that is why if i can choose between the two .. im almost certain it will be the yamaha. But if he backs out and i can still get the suzuki that will be ok too cause it comes with saddlebags battery tender, highway pegs and a windshield where the yamaha is all stock no extras :-(
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power isnt really a concern for me as im still a new rider. i just got the vulcan this past summer lol and since i dont need 5 vehicles hehe, one can be traded for "spare" motorcycle if you will.

AND since the Mrs said she would ride a bike by her self then we can plan long cruises together if i have 2 bikes!
Sounds like you already made up your mind dude.
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I have one question. Is the Vstar a custom or a classic? if it was between the style of a classic & an Intruder I'd pick the Intruder. However if it's between a custom & the Intruder I'd pick the custom.

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I have one question. Is the Vstar a custom or a classic? if it was between the style of a classic & an Intruder I'd pick the Intruder. However if it's between a custom & the Intruder I'd pick the custom.
i think its a custom ?? but not sure yet. will be seeing the bike later today

whats the differences? i am assuming custom means you can change it add on parts easily?

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