Vulcan, voyager, vaquero, nomad. Post em' up.

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by kojack, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    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.

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


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  2. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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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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  3. DRconvertible

    DRconvertible Lurking in SoCal

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    2012 Voyager. I use it for touring and Ironbutt rides.

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  4. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Nice bike. I am a kawi lover. The best line up on the road.

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  5. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    I shoulda kept this one. Unique, good handling........[​IMG]
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  6. mogwai

    mogwai humorless prick

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    I had this one for a couple years.

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    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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  7. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    800?....

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

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  8. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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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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  9. bdonley

    bdonley Been here awhile

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    Yep. On all of the above!
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  10. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    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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  11. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    This is what I'm going after design wise for my 800.

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

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  12. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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    2007 Nomad 1600FI - My other girlfriend... :D

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  13. Lujo

    Lujo Long timer

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    :clap :thumb One of those was the first bike I owned!
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  14. Dynamick

    Dynamick Flying Monkey

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    A 1992 VN750 in blue/teal was the bike that let me love motorcycling.
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  15. alekkas

    alekkas Been here awhile

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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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  16. JerryH

    JerryH Banned

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    Those big Vulcans and Nomads are great touring bikes, at least the ones with tubeless tires. I don't feel the need for a bike that big and heavy, because I always ride alone, and like something that can be tossed around a bit. I had a 1500 Goldwing, and it burned more gas than a car. I finally gave it up, just didn't need something that big, and thirsty. The 750 is amazingly comfortable, 2 weeks of 500 mile days were no problem. Also did a couple of SS1000s on it.
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  17. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Yeah. I picked my vulcan up off my dad. He never rode it so I figure I would make something cool out of it. Like a flat black bagger for cruising around town after work.

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  18. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    my '08 1600 Nomad:

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    great bike. Looked good, sounded good, very comfortable. I let it go though, because I wanted something lighter. A LOT lighter. This is a great bike for two up riding.
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  19. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    Not near as heavy as an Electra glide. Ha ha. I have a versys for my.main ride. The vulcan will be my play toy.

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  20. alekkas

    alekkas Been here awhile

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    Ha ha. I am the opposite. When I had the Vulcan, and now with the Connie, I really want (lust?) a Versys as a play toy! That 650 motor is SO MUCH FUN! but, have to have a two up bike for the occasional rides with mama or one of the kids.
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