Kawasaki vaquero owners here?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by kojack, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. kojack

    kojack Stay adventurous my friends!

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    Yep. Don't really care about mileage. If I can go 300kms or a bit more I'm good. Want comfort, good sounding with plenty of power to cruise.

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  2. DutchVDub

    DutchVDub Adventurous Pirate

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    Around here HD resale value is no myth. It's almost cheaper to buy one new than used.

    I have a 2011 Vaquero that I bought off CL for 9k$ with just under 10k miles on the clock. I have a Cobra exhaust, K&N, and tuner. I typically see 40-43mpg and the lowest I've seen was 36mpg. That was doing 85mph from SLC to St George, UT. I normally set the cruise at 3000rpm which is about 80mph and that'll usually keep me at or above 40mpg.

    I really like the bike and just did 2021 miles on it over 3 days of riding. It would be nice for more aftermarket support, but for the most part I've been able to make it all work for me. Since I bought in late July/early August last year I've put almost 7000 miles on it. It hasn't given me any issues or real reason to want something else. I'd like a bit more fuel capacity, but can normally get 170 miles out of it without having the fuel light on for more than a mile.
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