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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
If the bike is nice, looks great and runs great, I would not let $300 stand in the way. And I am the most anti dealer person here. If you buy from a dealer, you are going to get ripped off, plain and simple. But $2300 for a nice bike with 24,000 miles on it doesn't sound like too much of a rip off, especially if it is OTD. Dealers around here used to add on about $1000 to the price of new bikes with such things as doc fees, freight and setup, then try to coerce you into buying an extended warranty and a service contract. Most of them have stopped that since the recession hit, because people just wouldn't pay it, they had to get real on their prices, or go out of business.
24K is not high mileage on a VN750. I just passed 70,000 on my '02, and the only issues were the cam chain tensioners at about 15K, and a clutch just recently. I fully expect it to go well past 100,000. If you get it, you may very well change your mind about the new bike, unless there is a specific one you just have to have. The 750 is a great ride, and will keep up with many v-twins more than twice it's size. It also handles great. And for me it is comfortable. I have ridden mine all over the country, and 600 mile days are no problem comfort wise. Hands down it is the most comfortable bike I've ever owned, about equal with my '85 Goldwing. The Goldwing has a slightly better seat, but the Vulcan has a better footpeg position.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike