Kawasaki vaquero owners here?

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

  1. kojack

    kojack Stay adventurous my friends!

    Mar 11, 2007
    god's country, AKA. Newfoundland!
    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

    May 5, 2013
    Milliken, CO
    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.