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Old 16th May 2017, 04:43 PM
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With the RSVR gone to a good home I decided to experiment with the Dark Side. Lol:

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Speedo seems to read 20mph fast. Brakes are decorative. Was brought into the UK from California last year and is nearly showroom.
Had panniers and a screen, took em off. Gave it a bafflectomy today.
We'll see

Will be selling the screen and clamps - they're yankee, if anyones interested.
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Old 16th May 2017, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by the dessert fox
With the RSVR gone to a good home I decided to experiment with the Dark Side. Lol:

Click the image to open in full size.

Speedo seems to read 20mph fast. Brakes are decorative. Was brought into the UK from California last year and is nearly showroom.
Had panniers and a screen, took em off. Gave it a bafflectomy today.
We'll see

Will be selling the screen and clamps - they're yankee, if anyones interested.
I'd be selling those highway pegs as well unless you've got a black belt in yoga Nice bike ,btw. Have a bit of a longing to try another cruiser myself.
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Old 16th May 2017, 07:42 PM
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looks very comfy,,,well wear
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Old 16th May 2017, 07:44 PM
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Have you taken a corner on it yet?
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Old 16th May 2017, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Have you taken a corner on it yet?
It seems to go where I'm looking, which is all I ever want in a bike. In its own time, though, obviously
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Old 16th May 2017, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by the dessert fox

Speedo seems to read 20mph fast. Brakes are decorative.
I got a spin on one and that's the impression I got too.

Best of luck with it, looks like a nice one
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Old 16th May 2017, 09:33 PM
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Vulcan 1500?
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Old 16th May 2017, 09:41 PM
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Vulcan 1500?
800 - be a bit sluggish two-up methinks
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Old 16th May 2017, 10:11 PM
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gud jebus
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:22 AM
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Had one. Good bike. Took it Wales once, did the job.
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:35 AM
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nice bike- I have always thought the riding position looks too relaxed on cruisers but I think I might go for a test ride on one- maybe its age but that bike is kinda appealing to me!! omg!! Happy Riding...or cruising....
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Old 17th May 2017, 11:41 AM
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Did it take long for the taste of penis to fade away? I just can't see the point of cruisers except to appear attractive to other like-minded George Micheal-ists. Each to his own and all that...

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Old 17th May 2017, 12:21 PM
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Just in time for Bumfest in Killarney next month!
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Old 17th May 2017, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: First time cruiser

Originally Posted by Interceptor
Did it take long for the taste of penis to fade away? I just can't see the point of cruisers except to appear attractive to other like-minded George Micheal-ists. Each to his own and all that...

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This +1 honest to godwhen you see some of them heading down the road with their legs splayed out, it looks they are birthing a bike I rode a cruiser (susan's Suzuki Intruder ) for about 30 miles in the twisties and the thing wore me out, very uncomfortable, sitting on your spine. She got smart after riding my Son's little GS500 and sold the thing
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Old 17th May 2017, 04:32 PM
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Old 17th May 2017, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ToolMan
Had one. Good bike. Took it Wales once, did the job.
Did you leave it in Wales? Thats what you mean,right
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Old 18th May 2017, 09:20 AM
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Looks nice bud, well wear.

Nevermind the trolls here...

I've done a lot of 2 up with the Drag.star 650 and it was grand cruising, so you should be just fine. If it was speed you were after, you probably picked the wrong bike anyways :P


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Old 18th May 2017, 11:29 AM
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Default Re: First time cruiser

Originally Posted by Interceptor
Did it take long for the taste of penis to fade away? I just can't see the point of cruisers except to appear attractive to other like-minded George Micheal-ists. Each to his own and all that...

'cptr
Lol. My son is giving me grief about it. TBH the reasoning behind the purchase is to train myself into riding slower and not having to pass everything. And lets face it, ya couldn't find a better bike to do this on.
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Old 18th May 2017, 11:34 AM
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Baffleectomy LOL
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Old 18th May 2017, 06:03 PM
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Not my cup of tea, but its in cracking condition. Happy miles...

Can't stop looking at that spindly front wheel though..
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