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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-10-2014, 10:23 PM
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$1800 isn't a bad price. Just sold my 1998 for that. Had a bunch of extra due dads but more miles. Some people are funny when it comes to rides. If you gave him some cash to hold on to, he should have let you ride. He wouldn't buy a car without a test drive. Go for what you know, Suzuki get's my vote.

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I didnt really like the 900 custom as it has the skinny front wheel and wimpy forks.....what i did however fall in love with, was the 900 Classic....not the Classic LT with the fairing and stuff, just the plain Classic....there's just so much you can do with it after, too.....almost looks like my Bessie....and its got SPOKES !!!!!!






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I am all for not having spokes EVER again. They are a bitch to keep clean, you cannot use fix a flat to get home if necessary. Nearly every bike I have owned has had spokes and I'm pretty much done with them.
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I've got both the 750 and 900 parked out back. Both are great bikes. At this point, I would say to go with the 900. I think that there are overall less problems with the bike. To be honest, the only thing with the 900 that I am aware of being an issue is same as the 750. Supposedly the stators have a habit of giving out. However, the stators on the 900 can be changed without removing the engine from the frame, so that's a bit plus.

Also, I'm not sure why anyone would say the bike is too slow for sustained highway speed, I can pull an easy indicated 85mph all day long on the thing. A lot of people complain about heavy vibrations at highway speeds, but I don't see the problem.

Options for reducing the vibrations at high speeds would be to swap out the belt gears, and maybe swapping out the rear tire for a bigger one.

The idea for getting the 750 now and then saving up more money for the 900 later seems like a good idea to me.

......I'd rather wake up in the middle of nowhere then in any city on earth.

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Well I have started a different thread about my boss's 85 VN700 that he wants to sell to me.
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They are a bitch to keep clean, you cannot use fix a flat to get home if necessary.
So, I guess yer a lazy yuppie biker, and never got yer hands dirty, lol....learn to do a "hot patch" noob........wow.....what's fix a flat ?....

I cant believe this place anymore....lazy new members bitchin....new members preachin....Im goin to where REAL bikers are...."CC"....tired of the crap here.....



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So, I guess yer a lazy yuppie biker, and never got yer hands dirty, lol....learn to do a "hot patch" noob........wow.....what's fix a flat ?....

I cant believe this place anymore....lazy new members bitchin....new members preachin....Im goin to where REAL bikers are...."CC"....tired of the crap here.....
Was just on there today for sum inspiration.saw a killer goldwing where the dude took out the gas tank, made a center downtube, and put a rebel gas tank and fender on it.lowered the sheit outta it with rebel shocks.so yea I get it
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So, I guess yer a lazy yuppie biker, and never got yer hands dirty, lol....learn to do a "hot patch" noob........wow.....what's fix a flat ?....

I cant believe this place anymore....lazy new members bitchin....new members preachin....Im goin to where REAL bikers are...."CC"....tired of the crap here.....
I'm am unsure of your definition of REAL bikers is, but I do know this. One definition that fits me is not having even owned a 4 wheeled vehicle for over 8 years and having to ride my bike(s) to work each and every day. Even if it means riding 30 miles home from work in tropical storm conditions, 40+ mph winds and driving rain. Having the luxury of non-spoked wheels in the event of a flat, especially the front, and being able to use some sealant just to get home ranks pretty high for me.

I'll accept some crap seeing as I am new here, but making assumptions about a person you know nothing about is .... well you know what they say about assumptions.
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Plenty here will help you if possible and appreciate your contribution. I am one such. Try not to judge the entire group.
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