Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The wilds of North Idaho
Sounds like a great bike. Just one thing to consider is what you are buying it for. If shorter rides & day rides mostly, you will be happy. If you are riding with other folks and ride some longer trips, you will get annoyed at having to gas up every 100 to 120 miles. Not that you won't be ready to take a stretch, but it gets old having to do that break at a gas station every time. (this is assuming your tank capacity and mileage is about the same as my 2004 (4.2 gallons total, about 3.2 gallons before I hit the reserve tank, and around 40 MPG average).
If you can carry an extra gallon of gas with you in a saddlebag or something, and milk everything out of the reserve tank without the fear of running out, it is not so bad.
The 2008 VN1500 classic has a 5 gallon tank.
04 1500 Classic
Sissy bar, luggage rack,
light bar, 2" risers,
Isogrips, Fatbar crashbars,
offset hiway pegs, tank bib,
new brake pedal, throttle lock,
Cobra Lowboy Shotgun pipes,
Baron's Big Air relocated right side,
tombstone tail light,forkbag,
detachable hard leather bags,
alarm, power port, clock,
and a cool cupholder