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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Some of the good points and pics of the inside of the motor.
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new...can_2000_tech/

Forged pistons are the best.
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new.../photo_12.html
HyVo chains are very strong and long lasting.
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new.../photo_18.html
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new.../photo_21.html
Nickel-silicon liners are also in bmw's & Stratoliners & airplanes.
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new.../photo_03.html
I don't know if THREE oil pumps is a "feature".
Maybe if they last a long time and are easy to get to.
http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/new.../photo_20.html

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What made them stop producing this bike?

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It's too heavy.

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JJ, that's just a value-added benefit.

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Was it motor weight or just over all motorcycle weight?
It seems to have enough power to handle weight.
Just make a tour bike with the motor.

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low sales numbers
That's essentially the bottom line.

No make money...no make motorcycle.
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That's essentially the bottom line.

No make money...no make motorcycle.
Bingo!

However, I don't think they marketed it very well either.

I also feel that the Mean Streak and Voyager should have been made off this platform.

I was worried about the size and weight when I was looking at it and nearly didn't buy it because of it. Then I found out how little difference there is in weight between the V2K and the Nomad which I was considering and the choice was made.

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Was it motor weight or just over all motorcycle weight?
It seems to have enough power to handle weight.
Just make a tour bike with the motor.
They should have made it a tourer.
They could have put it in an aluminum frame.
They could always re introduce it.
Lot's of times a maker will drop a bike for a season or three.{suzuki bandit comes to mind}.

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Question Uh Oh, I just sat on a huge ....

'09 Vulcan 2000 Classic LT, brand new leftover, at a dealer, when I was on a trip and had a few hours free to go look. Wanted 13K for it taxes and all out the door. I have no trade.

My, my was it super fantastic. This could be the one. No engine guards. I have some questions:

1. Is this a realistic price? What do you think would be rock bottom (... even though I will let them have a reasonable profit)?
2. Do I get them to put on Kawa engine guards or go buy aftermarkets?
3. Same question for rear guards?
4. Does one need to adjust the rear shock for 2-Up riding and, if so, is it easily accomplished?
5. Is there anything you would advise me to ask for like add-ons to the bike in the negotiation?
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