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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2011, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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My Vulcan is collecting dust......

Ever since I got the V-Star, my beloved Vulcan has been sitting mostly ignored in my garage. I say mostly because I have to walk around it to get to my toolbox..... It's about the only time I notice her anymore. Poor girl.......
And now Ive been pulling bling off her to adorn my new girl.
I threw a leg up over her today and eased into that old familiar seat. Even thou she'd been sitting all this time, with the push of a button she sprang to life obediently. So I rolled her out to the street for a ride. Dropped into first, eased the lever out, and rolled on the gas..... but it's all wrong now. The boards are too far back.... it's cramped.... the bars feel awkward.... the controls are off.
Yes, the thrill is gone......... And so this chapter of my beloved Vulcan must come to an end. We had some good times together traveling the highways and byways of the land..... me and my faithful companion... but it's time to let her go now, 'cause there's no room for both of them in my life (or garage.)
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Afraid I know exactly how you feel. When I got my FJR, I kept my Vulcan. But anytime I had the chance to ride, the new bike got the attention. After about a month, I felt guilty, and took the old girl out for a spin.

For some reason, it just did not feel right any more. I actualy said to someone it felt like going from riding a ten speed to trying to go back to riding a Big Wheel. It just didn't seem to fit right anymore.

I could not stand to see the bike neglected, so I placed an ad in the paper and she got sold in about a week.

I do love my FJR. And at times I do miss my Vulcan....but luckily I'm not done with the old twin yet. I picked up a fellow VN owners "old" bike when they bought a "newer" Vulcan model. I got it to make it into a solo seat custom, but money and time got put on hold.

Hopefully after my house gets built and my shop gets back in shape, I'll have the time to finish the project. In the meantime, I still have my FJR...and the two of us are still very happy.

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I have an 04 Goldwing and my 750 Kawi. I got the Kawi to do exactly as KM is talking about. I'm almost there and for a daily driver, I love it. My goldwing is for the wife and I and the kawi is definitely mine and only mine. If I go a day without riding it, I miss it. Except of course when I'm on the goldwing...

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Since I purchased my Nomad 1500FI in 2005, I've put 40 miles on my VN750. I'm prepping her for sale right now. I can't stand to see it sit in the garage and hope that there is someone out there that will give it the love and care I did for 10 good years.


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Ever since I got the V-Star, my beloved Vulcan has been sitting mostly ignored in my garage. I say mostly because I have to walk around it to get to my toolbox..... It's about the only time I notice her anymore. Poor girl.......
And now Ive been pulling bling off her to adorn my new girl.
I threw a leg up over her today and eased into that old familiar seat. Even thou she'd been sitting all this time, with the push of a button she sprang to life obediently. So I rolled her out to the street for a ride. Dropped into first, eased the lever out, and rolled on the gas..... but it's all wrong now. The boards are too far back.... it's cramped.... the bars feel awkward.... the controls are off.
Yes, the thrill is gone......... And so this chapter of my beloved Vulcan must come to an end. We had some good times together traveling the highways and byways of the land..... me and my faithful companion... but it's time to let her go now, 'cause there's no room for both of them in my life (or garage.)
We ride together so I know how good and well maintained your Vulcan is but I understand your decision. Your new V-Star is one nice machine.

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Sell me your cruzers? Ya I know you want to sell it as a whole. Worth a try though.

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After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
ahhh......... "amok time." Great episode.... always wanted to get my hands on one of those lirpa....

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Sell me your cruzers? Ya I know you want to sell it as a whole. Worth a try though.
Problem is, I have soooo much invested in this bike with extras, mods, and accessories...... I'll never get anywhere near what I have into it.
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...I do love my FJR....
Yeah, Yamaha makes a great bike.....Those FJR's are cool as hell.

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And at times I do miss my Vulcan....but luckily I'm not done with the old twin yet. I picked up a fellow VN owners "old" bike when they bought a "newer" Vulcan model. I got it to make it into a solo seat custom, but money and time got put on hold.
Why didn't I think of that?? That's a great idea...... I could turn her into a bobber!!
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