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I can deal with the inadequate charging system, the acct issue, the backfiring..even a dry spline. But when someone calls my Vulcan750 a "LADIES" bike!!!??? That's it. I'm off to the HD stealership! LOL

Someone has their VN750 up on eBay, and says... ".IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR A FIRST TIME BIKE OR A LADY"


Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/ladysbike
 

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I bought mine from a woman.
 

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I think for a Good First Time I'd choose.....


Give me a sec.............


Hum.........


I Choose.......... A Lady, with Bike a close 2nd.

:p:pepper::p:pepper::p
 

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Ok,
I can deal with the inadequate charging system, the acct issue, the backfiring..even a dry spline. But when someone calls my Vulcan750 a "LADIES" bike!!!??? That's it. I'm off to the HD stealership! LOL


I have owned the so called mans bike and while I liked it a lot It was a lot more ,,,,,Primitive than the VN 750,about the only thing I really miss is the backup kicker,But then again I haven't needed one with this bike yet either,my nephew on the other hand has battery issues all the time with his '05,mostly because he doesn't ride it enough and keeps buying cheap batteries I suspect,Denny
 

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First, the source of your concern here lacks credibility--note in the listing that their Ebay "reputation" is a dismal 85%....not very good by Ebay standards at all--and I certainly wouldn't buy a bike (or most anything else) from them with that score.

While the VN750 can indeed make a good lady's bike, I think you've touched onto something that is evidence of a trend that is more fundamentally problematic.

In the cruiser world, certain insidious trends have taken place over the last decade or so.

One of them of course is the complete disappearance of production bikes like (or similar to) our beloved 750.

Another is that some riders out there feel if a cruiser isn't packing at least 1300--1500 cc's of engine (or bigger), it is then really "only a lady's bike". Indeed, the engine size has become at least a partial manifestation of their "manliness" and is (in their minds, anyway) a validation of their "ability" to handle a "real" bike.

Fortunately, those who participate in this forum seem to be of more substance than that...

I hope you truly see past this farce, and hang on to your VN750 and ride it with pride, as it is really the last production bike of its kind. It is truly a bike for those who "dare to be different".....:rockon:
 

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And the VN750 (so called) 'ladies bike' will take on a lot of the bigger bikes and happily rumble on as it passes them!!!!

And I can't count the number of times I've seen so called 'men' drop their big manly bikes, only to need help in getting back on two wheels!! LMAO!!!
Or how whopped they are after a hundred mile start to a ride because they're shaken to death as they ride!! LMAO again!!!

But yeah, it is a great bike for begginers, as well as advanced riders alike.
Only those who have never ridded a Vulcan 750 are the ones who say it's only a starter or ladies bike.
To them I say....Pffft....whatever. :loser1:
 

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I`ve loved the sight and sound of a Harley since the `60s when I had my first ride on one. It was 74 CID which is 1200 cc, and was the biggest engine the Motor Company made. I believe the first Goldwings back in the late `70s or early `80s were 1000 cc, or maybe 1100. These were big powerful bikes at the time. The Harley WLA was a 45 CID side valve (750 cc flathead) which was produced by the tens of thousands during WWII for the US military. This was where tens of thousands of GIs learned to ride, and created the demand for civilian bikes when they came home. Nobody is going to call their masculinity into question. Our 750`s are twice the bike any of Harleys were then and for at least a couple of decades thereafter. Unfortunately nowdays a bike of eleven or twelve hundred cc is considered a mid-sized bike.

I think theauhawk has summed it up pretty well in the last post, when he says those on the vn750 forum have more substance than to be caught up with this idea that bigger is always better. I`m sure that for 90% of the riding that I will ever do, my Vulcan will be more than I need. Long live the VN 750!!!
 

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There is a Harley Davidson dealership holding an Anniversary Bash this weekend nearby Charlotte, NC, which includes a poker run, live music, food and what not. I'm waffling on going - 70y/30n. They say it's for anyone, that the bike doesn't matter. I am suspect of that claim. I have no experience with this sort of thing and I want to participate and go on what would be my first group ride and event, but not knowing any other riders yet, plus riding on the lot on a "non-harley-less-than-1500cc-girls-bike" I'm worried I may draw some unnecessary shyte and get my widdle feewings hurt.
 

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About eight year ago i owned a ZXR400:rockon: had this for five year and new the bike inside out. hence i still have the website running, havnt maintained it for long time though. www.scotiaredd.btinternet.co.uk:smiley_th
I was often asked when i was going to get a bigger bike, or its a girls bike. Not because of the styling but because of the size 400cc... Must admit i had the last laugh when out on the road in a group. I certaintly wasnt tailing, more often up front. Yes, knee down, tyres worn wall to wall... No! cc is not an issue. This really pissis me of and still does. 400cc that does 130mph Knaaaaa, 250cc that revs to 18000rpm does 120. I really dont no what some people are on, and i still meet them today... ie: This lad has just passed his test, owns a cb500, but to slow and wants a Superblackbird:baby:. lol i said, "no you dont coz you will die my freind":doh: Ahhh thats my rant for the day:)

website runs better with internet explorer. doesnt seem to work with firefox...www.scotiaredd.btinternet.co.uk
 

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There is a Harley Davidson dealership holding an Anniversary Bash this weekend nearby Charlotte, NC, which includes a poker run, live music, food and what not. I'm waffling on going - 70y/30n. They say it's for anyone, that the bike doesn't matter. I am suspect of that claim. I have no experience with this sort of thing and I want to participate and go on what would be my first group ride and event, but not knowing any other riders yet, plus riding on the lot on a "non-harley-less-than-1500cc-girls-bike" I'm worried I may draw some unnecessary shyte and get my widdle feewings hurt.
Around here, most poker runs are to benefit some good cause. Because there is a good sized Harley dealership here, slightly more than 50% of the bikes are Harleys. BUT there are also Hondas (Goldwings, cruisers, even a Rebel 250), Kawasakis, Suzukis, Vulcans, BMW's etc. that participate. The raffle prize on the last one I knew about was a big Honda cruiser. Everyone bought raffle tickets. I heard one Harley rider say, while surrounded by his Harley buddies, he wouldn't know what to do with the bike except hang it in a tree and let people take swings at it with a bat for $1 apiece. However, when they had the drawing, he pushed his way to the front of the crowd to be sure he could hear the winning number!

I doubt any sober rider would say anything to you about your bike. However, some participants hit the bottle pretty hard. If your skin can handle some remarks by someone under the influence and consider the source, go for it. If not, wait until a non-Harley run to participate.
 

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I'm worried I may draw some unnecessary shyte and get my widdle feewings hurt.
Well you could always say, I've got my title and if you have yours we could see who rides the real bike... I doubt if they have their title, but if they do you'll probably scare them out of it...lol...
Naaww, just joking, you'll handle it fine, most riders are considerate, even the Harley riders...
The group I ride with are 75% Harley guys and just as nice as anyone...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
 

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There is a Harley Davidson dealership holding an Anniversary Bash this weekend nearby Charlotte, NC, which includes a poker run, live music, food and what not. I'm waffling on going - 70y/30n. They say it's for anyone, that the bike doesn't matter. I am suspect of that claim. I have no experience with this sort of thing and I want to participate and go on what would be my first group ride and event, but not knowing any other riders yet, plus riding on the lot on a "non-harley-less-than-1500cc-girls-bike" I'm worried I may draw some unnecessary shyte and get my widdle feewings hurt.
I've been on several rides like that.
More often than not, it's a great time. Have even seen several dual-sports on some of them.
I say go for it!! :smiley_th
 

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please I went to a harley event on my little ninja 250. they are the insecure ones, with harley logos on everything down to their toilet paper.
 

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.........riding on the lot on a "non-harley-less-than-1500cc-girls-bike" I'm worried I may draw some unnecessary shyte and get my widdle feewings hurt.


Well if you do than you are just going to prove their point that it is a "womans bike" ....
... don't be a such a wuss......... LOL.

I rode a RD400 to a poker run and had a freaking blast.


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Well if you do, than you are just going to prove their point that it is a "womans bike" ....
... don't be a such a wuss......... LOL.

I rode a RD400 to a poker run and had a freaking blast.


KM
good point, good point
 

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Well if you do than you are just going to prove their point that it is a "womans bike" ....
... don't be a such a wuss......... LOL.
I rode a RD400 to a poker run and had a freaking blast.
Yes, yes, yeah, yeah.... I was already poking fun at myself using the widdle feewings comment in my original post. If the weather holds, I'm going. I'll show them. Bwahahaha.
 

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atta boy....










































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I Guess it all comes down to........Are You riding a Motorcycle or a Name.

I never much worried what Brand I rode/drove as long as it got me where I wanted to go & back with no problems.
I had Fun doing it.
 
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