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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Time for a new one

Well i had a brand new 09 Custom SE till Septemebr of last year. Long story short, the bike got squished, but i did not. Suffice to say- Im ready to get another 9.
For those of you that have the later model years.. notice anything improved for 2010, '11, or '12??
If so, is it worht the funds for a newer year model over a slightly older model.. I probably wont look for anything older than 2008.
Thanks!! I look forward to gettin me another 9 !!!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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ooops.. I guess I should change my signature....

'09 Orange Copper Custom. Debaffled, 170/80 - 15. Bags, and shield.

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They are virtually the same from 2006-2011, with some minor changes to the seat and a few changes to the way the color schemes work in 2012. I wouldn't worry too much about any year 9. There are tiny tweaks here and there (black switch covers vs metal ones on the classic LT, etc.) and of course different colors and special editions, but ultimately they are the same bike across the board. Find a good deal and pick one that is the style and color you want!

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'08That's the plan! I already found 2 locally.... AN 09 custom SE, and a orange copper colored '08

'09 Orange Copper Custom. Debaffled, 170/80 - 15. Bags, and shield.

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if you have found a orange copper colored 08 then its been re-painted or had the tins replaced.... cuz thats an 09 colour

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For 2010+ the bottom grease zerks were removed. Other than that, I think the only difference between years would be paint.

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Yup... You are right about it being an'09... I was looking at so many bikes, I got confused on which was which. I'm picking up an'09 copper-orange w/ 5700 miles on Saturday hopefully.

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'09 Orange Copper Custom. Debaffled, 170/80 - 15. Bags, and shield.

Gone but not Forgotten - '09 900 Custom SE. Debaffled. Avon Venom 90/90/21 front and 170/80/15 rear.
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as some oen else already stated the grease fitting were removed and idk what year but it was after 08 they fixed the bouncy headlight.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 10:52 AM
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I am pretty sure there is still a brand new 2011 for sale at the local dealership here. If he has one others probably do also. Makes quite a difference in price.

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