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Old 06-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Vulcan, voyager, vaquero, nomad. Post em' up.

Ok everyone.

Let's see the kawasaki products people. Love kawi cruisers. Let's see what everyone has done to theirs.

Here's mine at its starting point.



Still deciding what I want to do with it. Bagger custom, or bobbed.



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Old 06-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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I don't have one but will breath a little life into the thread by saying that next to Victory I think Kaw has the nicest looking lineup of cruisers!
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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2012 Voyager. I use it for touring and Ironbutt rides.

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Nice bike. I am a kawi lover. The best line up on the road.

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Old 06-16-2013, 12:12 PM   #5
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I shoulda kept this one. Unique, good handling........
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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2012 Voyager. I use it for touring and Ironbutt rides.

I had this one for a couple years.



Loved it, but it had very poor cruising range without the auxilary tank, and was beset by gremlins. Sold it this spring, and am shopping a Nomad.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:54 PM   #7
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I shoulda kept this one. Unique, good handling........
800?....

I love the 800 motor. Great hp, lightweight great sound.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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Kawasaki's very first Vulcan. I have owned 2 of these, both bought new, a '93 and this '02. Put 80,000 miles on the '93 before selling it to buy something else. Wasn't happy with what I got, went back and got another Vulcan 750. This one currently has 83,000 miles on it and has been reliable in the extreme. I Have been pretty much all over the country, except Alaska, on these bikes. I have been to Canada and Mexico, and rode the length of Baja on the '02.

Just because it is only a 750 does not mean it is slow. It easily outran the original 1500 Classic, and makes over 60 hp. Has a 9500 rpm redline.








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Old 06-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #9
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800?....

I love the 800 motor. Great hp, lightweight great sound.

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Yep. On all of the above!
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:34 AM   #10
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Yep. On all of the above!
Agreed. Wish kawi just took the 800, updated it and used that instead of the 900. That motor sounds horrible.

I think I'm going the old school bagger look with my 800. Hard bags, mini apes, flat black with silver and red pinstripe flames and red wheels. Everything else powder coated black.



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Old 06-17-2013, 03:49 AM   #11
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This is what I'm going after design wise for my 800.






Haven't seen an 800 done like this around here. I'm going to use h-d tins, and bags.

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #13
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Kawasaki's very first Vulcan. I have owned 2 of these, both bought new, a '93 and this '02. Put 80,000 miles on the '93 before selling it to buy something else. Wasn't happy with what I got, went back and got another Vulcan 750. This one currently has 83,000 miles on it and has been reliable in the extreme. I Have been pretty much all over the country, except Alaska, on these bikes. I have been to Canada and Mexico, and rode the length of Baja on the '02.

Just because it is only a 750 does not mean it is slow. It easily outran the original 1500 Classic, and makes over 60 hp. Has a 9500 rpm redline.




One of those was the first bike I owned!
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #15
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When I got back to riding in 2009, I thought I wanted a cruiser. Got an 04' 1600 with less than 5K miles on it. Kept for 3 years until I traded it for my connie last March. 1.5 years with the connie, and sport touring is better for me.

If I would have stayed with a cruiser, would have kept that 1600. Great bike, great entry price, great ride, super reliable, and no drama.

Here is from a 2K mile camp and ride trip to the dragon and grandma's house in Charlotte with my 11 year old - 13 now.

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