Motorcycle Riders?

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  1. Crusher0032

    Crusher0032 Appalachian Arthfael LB-42 Supporter

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    I ride an 09 Victory Vegas, my wife rides an 06 Kawasaki Vulcan classic. Riding is as big a part of our lives as hiking is. We rode the Vegas through a continuous heavy April rainstorm for 300 miles to Tennessee to get married 2012, with her wedding dress and my tux in a t-bag on the luggage rack. When we got married, I walked her right out of the chapel, she tucked her wedding dress up under her tail as best she could and we went and rode 150 miles. Lots of great memories on that iron horse. I intend to keep it for life.

    We spent all weekend messing with them, which is the first chance we've had to do that this year. We punched out her exhaust baffles, pulled the tank badges and cleaned a little and then changed my rear rotor and pads, front pads, adjusted the belt, and installed a little new chrome.

    Pic of her Vulcan when we bought it:
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    We bought a high position bike lift from harbor freight to make working on the bikes easier. I really wish I'd bought it years ago. Worth every single penny and doesn't really take up the much room as you can slide the forks under a work bench or tool box.
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    Grabbed a pic of my Vegas on it last night:
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    My bike is 700 lbs and the lift handles it with ease. Got ours for $160 after a 20% off coupon. Might help someone else out. I'm over 6 feet tall and I can lift the bike high enough to sit in a chair and polish wheels, change oil, etc.

    Ride safe!
     
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    My buddy getting some air on a highway in Colombia...
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  3. fixits

    fixits Noble Savage Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    4 days, 4 states, 1370 miles. Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The old girl never lets me down...

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    I'm a Sporty madman, I love them I do have an FL for longer rides.
     
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  5. americanstrat98

    americanstrat98 Wanderer Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Any time I had it stripped down with the stock seat on it I had the biggest smile on my face. Really fun slinging it around corners.
     
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    @fixits, ... so sweet!

    You're livin' the dream, my friend.
     
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    I'm getting a little to old for speed but mine realey rips, enough to get me in trouble with the local LEO. LOL
     
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  8. alukban

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    I picked this up this morning and then immediately proceeded to make it look more like my other, trusted, single cylinder Husqy :D

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    I have a sickness. I can’t leave well enough alone...
     
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    What do you think of it?
     
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    I like it a lot so far.

    Its was super easy to put on the hitch hauler because it is so low and lightweight.

    It “feels” and looks tiny because the tank is flat and the entire machine is kinda low to the ground. Though it is the same as the Duke 390, it is visually smaller because of it’s low profile from the flat tank.

    The flat tank is great for carrying a 30 pack of beer BTW. The steering will still go full lock. Yep, I tested it :D

    It is not powerful. I prefer to ride slow though (like me my 250) so it is just fine. It is an easy vehicle to ride and I could easily see it as a top pick if one could only have 1 motorcycle.

    This thing would be great in NYC traffic because it is small BUT tall and very well behaved.

    I’ll be taking it to work for the next few days (>70 mi round trip) so I figure it’ll reveal itself to me soon enough.
     

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    What year?
     
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    I had my local shop order me a “fresh one”... 2019.

    They’re not very popular so dealers don’t keep many in stock. If you want one, you will likely have to put 10% down to get one ordered for the opportunity to just sit on one.

    ...or try mine when we meet up to ride :D
     
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    Out scouting campsites, in the Huron Manistee Forest. IMG_20190622_182102.jpg IMG_20190622_183839.jpg
     
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    I ride off-road. Have a ‘17 Yamaha yz450fx and a ‘96 Honda XR600R.
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    I don't mind taking mine off road at all, but it doesn't like the whoops too much. My 1700 Yamaha Roadstar did far better than this victory. I can pack up and get five or six hundred miles before I have to camp
     
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    It's a 1995 900SS/SP. I purchased it in 2005 and it had around 5500 miles on it.
     

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