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Old 02-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #421
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #422
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Thanks, be nice to keep them but way too expensive for me.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #423
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Enough with this winter crap up here. Time for riding season damn it!

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:44 AM   #424
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Ha! Rode today. Winter in Texas.

And I want a faster, stronger bike. My 850cc Suzuki C50 is great and all. I'd just like more get up and go. It won't happen in the near future, but on the list is
Suzuki C90. Very similar to what I have now. Sort of its big brother.
Victory. One of the big fender ones, but not a Vision.
Harley Davidson 883. Wonder if it'd be more enough. Leaning more to a Sportster 1200 if I went HD. Kind of leery of maintenance. The HD owners I know spend more money and time on up keep than any other brand owners I know, and not just on hopping them up.
Yamaha/Star has some cruisers in the 900 neighborhood that I like.
Honda VLX. VTX? I forget. I ride with a guy who has one of those 1300s. It moves.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:29 AM   #425
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I've always loved Yamaha..

I know of the same problems with HD owners.. my father included.. always has more maintenance issues.

The VTX is sweet if you want to have a lot of aftermarket options.. The 1300s ride well, but I hear the 1800s are really heavy in the corners.

I ride with a buddy that was really happy with his suzuki m90.. and upgraded to the 109r.. which if you're looking for get up and go holds up to my Roadliner with an 1854cc engine.. and really pushes my warrior which is one of the fastest cruiser class bikes out there.

Don't really know anything about victory other than their big price tag.

 
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #426
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Ha! Rode today. Winter in Texas.

And I want a faster, stronger bike. My 850cc Suzuki C50 is great and all. I'd just like more get up and go. It won't happen in the near future, but on the list is
Suzuki C90. Very similar to what I have now. Sort of its big brother.
Victory. One of the big fender ones, but not a Vision.
Harley Davidson 883. Wonder if it'd be more enough. Leaning more to a Sportster 1200 if I went HD. Kind of leery of maintenance. The HD owners I know spend more money and time on up keep than any other brand owners I know, and not just on hopping them up.
Yamaha/Star has some cruisers in the 900 neighborhood that I like.
Honda VLX. VTX? I forget. I ride with a guy who has one of those 1300s. It moves.

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Well I suspect your C50 has more get up and go than either stock Sportster. Could be wrong. A friend of mine has a 1200 he added a stage 2 kit on that's very quick & fun to ride but he can't keep up with longer rides without needing a break. Take some for a test ride. Ultimately ride what you like though!

Not to start the whole HD banter but many owners are doing more tweaking and pimping compared to fixing the newer models. They're like crackheads with the custom purchases. Me, I spent some on performance, comfort & quick disconnect accessories then stopped. My '09 rides great with no problems.

Here's some pics in road trip mode vs. runaround town mode in under 5 minutes .




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Old 02-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #427
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Ha! Rode today. Winter in Texas.

And I want a faster, stronger bike. My 850cc Suzuki C50 is great and all. I'd just like more get up and go. It won't happen in the near future, but on the list is
Suzuki C90. Very similar to what I have now. Sort of its big brother.
Victory. One of the big fender ones, but not a Vision.
Harley Davidson 883. Wonder if it'd be more enough. Leaning more to a Sportster 1200 if I went HD. Kind of leery of maintenance. The HD owners I know spend more money and time on up keep than any other brand owners I know, and not just on hopping them up.
Yamaha/Star has some cruisers in the 900 neighborhood that I like.
Honda VLX. VTX? I forget. I ride with a guy who has one of those 1300s. It moves.

Thoughts?
Find ya a nice used Kawasaki Vulcan 2000. Maybe you can even find a new carryover. That's a big step up though in size, not just engine wise. It's a physically big bike.

Yes, that's 2053cc of v-twin, 125 hp, 140 ft-lb of torque, stock. Bottom picture in post #392 is mine (without the saddle bags installed). Put on Vance & Hines Powershot exhaust to make a little more noise. Nice pipe. Mellow rumble when cruising but she really barks when you get on it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:19 PM   #428
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Nice thread! Here's my family photo album, one is currently parked on the sidewalk at work, the other two are home in the garage.

My first, a 2006 Honda 599







And my second, a 2003 SV1000s I picked up wrecked, mostly fixed at this point.





And the latest addition, my 2008 Yamaha R6 (and my new-bike-grin)



I dig motorbikes.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:25 PM   #429
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Here is my pair!

The commuter/mountain twisty carver...2006 Yamaha FZ6-S




The Touring/2-up beast! 2007 Victory Kingpin Tour (Eats Harleys 3 meals per day!)



I hate February! Haven't had the bikes out once all month! Dang you winter!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #430
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I hate February! Haven't had the bikes out once all month! Dang you winter!
Nice bikes! You need to switch from VA to CA to beat that winter drag!

 
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