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I have 25K on my 2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 750. And I've been thinking about getting something new, shiny, and maybe bigger. There are some nice machines out there. But when I consider that I use my bike for these purposes ~ one long trip a year, a handful of short/regional trips, daily commuting to work in city traffic, and occasional rides in the country ~ I can't find anything that fits the total bill better than a VN 750. Sure, there are better choices for my 500-mile trips, my 20-mile commute, and those country twisties. But nothing does it all ~ with dependability and that classic old-school style ~ like my Vulcan.

My Camry has nearly 160K on it, and I'm aiming at 300K. Maybe I'll just keep riding the Vulcan in the same way. It's fun to change it up sometimes. But no payments are fun too!

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On the Camry. hang in there. I have 335,000 on my Corolla ,it still runs like an Elgin watch.




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On the Camry. hang in there. I have 335,000 on my Corolla ,it still runs like an Elgin watch.
I have an Elgin watch!

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What the hell is an Elgin watch?

If you want something bigger but in the old style, you may have to go older significantly older than your '06. If you don't mind newer and are looking for bigger, check out Kawi's Vulcan 900's. They'll treat you better on the highway going to work and, with the right gear, can make a great tourer.
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I must say, I do enjoy the occasional ride on my brother n laws 900. We picked it up for a hair over $4000. It had 1800 mikes on it & was only three years old last year. It's a nice ride. But in the same respect I to enjoy not having a payment. I suppose that's why I'm still riding my vulcan. Driving my civic (338,000 Miles) & milking my jeep ( a meer 178,000). When the time is right for change, be wise enough to see it. =)
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What the hell is an Elgin watch?
Like a Timex, only better!

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I have a elgin watch too. I thought about buying something bigger. But why waste money that you dont need to. I decided to make my vn750 more enjoyable while riding. I put on different grips, floorboards, gps & radio, radar detector, gel seat, drivers backrest. I spent about $350.00 on the listed above items. I am now riding more in comfort.
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I must say, I do enjoy the occasional ride on my brother n laws 900. We picked it up for a hair over $4000. It had 1800 mikes on it & was only three years old last year. It's a nice ride. But in the same respect I to enjoy not having a payment. I suppose that's why I'm still riding my vulcan. Driving my civic (338,000 Miles) & milking my jeep ( a meer 178,000). When the time is right for change, be wise enough to see it. =)
Whoa, whoa, whoa - one of me seems to be enough. Let's not get crazy. LOL!!!

I paid 4700 for the '02 meanie with 4200 on the clock. I found it via Craig's List at a Subaru dealership - they obviously didn't know what they had. Just to test the guy, I said the carbs needed to be cleaned. It's FI, there are no carbs. Anyway, after talking him down to 47, I was sold. I stole it but whatever. I told them I'd drive it off the lot. Some kinda rule didn't allow me to so they shipped it to me for free. I made out like a bandit. I got an unexpected chunk of change last October so I threw it at the bike. I have no payment - she's all mine.
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Kids LOL before your time I guess.




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