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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-13-2007, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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I Love This Site....

I have to say a hearty THANKS to everyone in this group for their patience and willingness to share their expertise. I have tried to seek help in other news groups, before I truely discovered this one, only to be snubbed because of the size of bike I choose to ride.

Thanks again for being real Biker Brothers (and Sisters). I hope to venture to a gathering soon so I can meet some of you all.

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I wish we weren't so spread out. I feel the same way but it's a major undertaking to do a trip across country, and vacation time is a precious comodity, coupled with wife's vacation time, ... It's a great group of folks we have here!

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.. and vacation time is a precious comodity..
lets not forget school

BSkaggs513 i agree, this site is wonderful. With this site, i've been able to not only learn alot about this bike and then some, but some of the jokes on here are great too.... its like a 2 for 1 deal!

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If I understand your comment above about the size bike you ride, one of my major frustrations with the biker community in general is how mid-sized bikes (like ours) are now tacitly labelled as "inferior" or "beginner" bikes.

Apparently, there is a general biker elitism mentality (seems especially so amongst the cruiser crowd) out there that says that "bigger is better" and a bike just isn't a bike unless it's engine has 1300 cc's or more....

The bottom line: I (we?) feel your pain!....

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If I understand your comment above about the size bike you ride, one of my major frustrations with the biker community in general is how mid-sized bikes (like ours) are now tacitly labelled as "inferior" or "beginner" bikes.

Apparently, there is a general biker elitism mentality (seems especially so amongst the cruiser crowd) out there that says that "bigger is better" and a bike just isn't a bike unless it's engine has 1300 cc's or more....

The bottom line: I (we?) feel your pain!....

and we still keep pace with some of them, that is the funny part...

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Now if it only had one more gear!!

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and we still keep pace with some of them, that is the funny part...
hmmm... NO! it is them who keeping pace with us!
a big sise-by-side drag strip session was made featuring about 15 different cruisers. the 1/4 mile winner was VROD, 2nd 1800VTX and third our bike!!! and only then all the 1500's and 1300's
it may have only 60hp but it is light
unfortunatley i cannot find that article anymore...

IMO for someone who owns the bike for the purpose of riding it the displacement is not as important as for someone who owns it as shiny garage ornament. i just cannot see real Rider laughing at someone only because smaller dispalcemet.

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a big sise-by-side drag strip session was made featuring about 15 different cruisers. the 1/4 mile winner was VROD, 2nd 1800VTX and third our bike!!! and only then all the 1500's and 1300's
it may have only 60hp but it is light
unfortunatley i cannot find that article anymore...
Well, here's a list from the Vulcan Verses on top speeds at a 1/4 mile....
I couldn't find the other comparison write-up either.

Always good to know we have the fastest of the Kaw Cruisers (well except for the Meanstreak)...
This info is dated, missing the 1600, but still is interesting.
Quarter mile elapsed time/ending speed

1500 Mean Streak 13.76/95.6
VN750 13.98/93.1
800A 14.00/93.6
800 Classic 14.34/89.9
1500 Drifter 14.56/88.9
1500 Nomad FI 15.49/88.1
800 Drifter 14.56/88.9
1500 Classic FI 14.98/88.7
1500 Classic (carb) 15.03/85.3


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What's a little funny to me is the big bike mentality, as if bigger is better and faster. So maybe you need to be a gorilla to ride a VTX 1800 or Vulcan 2000 just to keep it from falling over at a stop light, but really. Cruisers aren't particularly speed demons. I'm sure riding something that big and going 100 down some long straight backroad must feel amazing, until that high school junior passes you like you're standing still, on his sportbike going 150 in 3rd gear. Our bikes are fast in the class, but when the class is slow, that's not really saying much.

If the 750 is the biggest bike you've ever owned and you feel like it is fast, you should take my KZ1000 police bike for a ride. It will scare the doodoo right out of ya.

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