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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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IF I were to buy a new bike....

...what options are out there that most closely mirror my VN750, as far as styling, weight and handling go?

Seems like all of Kawasaki's new Vulcans are of the Harley-style cruiser variety. And if I were to get a new motorcycle, I would want something more like the VN750, which I personally consider to be almost a cross between a sport bike and a cruiser.

I think I may have asked this before, so forgive me for being repetitive. I know some new models have come out since then, and I know we have a lot of new people on the forum, so I thought I would throw it out there again.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 02:07 PM
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Just curious here but why are you looking for something you already have? Sounds like you just need a newer, lesser mileage, different color VN750...
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Wasn't this already answered in the Honda thread?


If you want a 750cc V twin...the only answer would be one of the Honda Shadows:

http://powersports.honda.com/street/...adow-line.aspx



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Wasn't this already answered in the Honda thread?


If you want a 750cc V twin...the only answer would be one of the Honda Shadows:

http://powersports.honda.com/street/...adow-line.aspx



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Wasn't this already answered in the Honda thread?


If you want a 750cc V twin...the only answer would be one of the Honda Shadows:

http://powersports.honda.com/street/...adow-line.aspx



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Thanks for the tips guys - I will check out that Honda. As far as it being in another thread, guess I didn't see that one, or I wouldn't have asked.

LP - I do have exactly what I want, and never really considered getting something else - until my VN750 left me sitting on the side of the highway and pushing it a half mile to a gas station (see my "2 pops then DEAD" post in the Engine section). I still haven't figured out what's wrong with it. Of course. I haven't had much time to look into it either. And, because I live in a condo with no garage, working on something, like tearing it down, is not a real option for me.

I am going to see if I can push it out onto the street this weekend to figure out what's up (that's our only option where I live; can't work on vehicles in our car ports or anything). Hence, the thought arising, "if I had a new bike, I wouldn't have to be worrying about this." Of course, new ones can break down too. But with good maintenance and care, hopefully it would be awhile before I had to do anything. I've only had this bike since January, and already had some unintended repairs to make. If I can't get this latest issue figured out, I will have to take it in to a shop, and surely spend some $$$. No fun in my book.

(ok, let the "why did you by an older bike/why can't you fix it yourself/quit whining lambasting begin! Lol)

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Of course my answer is why replace your Vulcan 750 with something just like it.. Try something new, you only live once. Try something different, something completely different... Get one of these:




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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I gotta' give it to you KM - that is a sweeeet looking bike! Reminiscent of the VN, yet different. I like the styling, a lot. I wonder how much those puppies go for? I am assuming that since it is a beemer, they cost a pretty penny.

I think I might need a raise now! LOL : )P


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Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Saddlebags
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Emgo Pegs
Aftermarket mirrors
Dunlop D404's

Otherwise, all stock


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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-28-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hey KM - where did you find that bike, and is it available for sale? I checked BMW's webpage and couldn't find it...

(oh, and I also went to the address on the pic - browsed a little but still didn't find it)


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1989 VN750
7800 orig mi when purchased Jan 2011
Turned 11,000 mi Nov 2011
Saddlebags
Taillight relocation kit
Chad's highway peg mounts
Emgo Pegs
Aftermarket mirrors
Dunlop D404's

Otherwise, all stock


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