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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Finally converted.

I was born and raised in Detroit and have always been a diehard car guy. When I was 18 I got the bug to get on 2 wheels. I was smart enough to know that I was too dumb to ride properly so after 10 years of waiting I bought my baby this year.

After searching for months at multiple dealers I had still not found that one that just caught my eye. I sat on sport bikes, and HDs, and a few others but they just didn't have that look I was going for. I wanted something with good power for a first bike, but didn't want a boat load of miles. I wanted clean with a few accessories so I didn't have to dump a ton of cash in right away. I got a phone call about an hour before the dealer closed. He said he just got it in on a trade and knew it was exactly what I was looking for. It had good power, low miles, clean, and came decked out. Here she is. 2009 Vulcan 900 SE.



I didn't even have my endorsement at the time. I made him wheel it outside, start it, and take off across the lot. I left my down payment and it has been history since June.



I put 7000 miles on it in 5 months, and 3 weeks ago laid it down. In my search for parts I came across this forum. Absolutely fantastic place here, can't wait to catch up on the reading. As far as the crash goes there was oil in the roadway and I had a highside going about 15. I walked away without a scratch, thank you protective gear! As far as my baby goes, she is being repaired right now, with a few tweaks and a new set of shoes, I can't wait to get her back!

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:44 PM
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Glad to hear you came out okay. Bikes are easier to repair and/or replace. I try to always be watching the road. You are a good argument for more protective gear than I have been wearing. Something for me to think about.

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:56 PM
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Good short bio about how you finally jumped in and glad you made it out safe. Ride safe, ride often, ride hard.

It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:09 PM
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Now THAT's how you do an intro!

Welcome to the forums!

Yes, I'm a Chrome Whore.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Now THAT's how you do an intro!

Welcome to the forums!
LoL. I always thought the the word introduction was pretty self explanatory. You know a little about me, and a little about my bike.

2009 Vulcan 900 SE
13,546 Miles
Baron Custom 2" Rear Lowering
Cobra Fi2000 PowerPro Tuner
Cobra PowerFlo Air Intake
Hard Krome Exhaust
Kawasaki Cafe Windshield
Kawasaki Flame Stitch Gel Seat, Backrest, Luggage Rack and Saddlebags
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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By the way Smedlin, I saw your post for BOTM and I completely feel your pain with first oil changes. The little bugger was on so tight I crushed it with a strap wrench pulling it off. (Short version of the story)


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13,546 Miles
Baron Custom 2" Rear Lowering
Cobra Fi2000 PowerPro Tuner
Cobra PowerFlo Air Intake
Hard Krome Exhaust
Kawasaki Cafe Windshield
Kawasaki Flame Stitch Gel Seat, Backrest, Luggage Rack and Saddlebags
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 07:52 AM
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That's a good-looking ride, about what my son-in-law is looking to pick up as well. Glad to hear that both you and the bike will recover, always remember that it could have been much worse. Similar situation is why my son-in-law is looking for a new ride - luck was not with him that day! Welcome, and safe riding!
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 08:50 AM
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That is a nice looking ride!
I really like the chrome on the tips of the pipes.
If you are replacing your blinkers; smoked lens would look awesome!

Sorry to hear you laid it down; but glad to hear you are OK and the bike is being repaired.

Welcome to the forum!

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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, glad to be here.

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Baron Custom 2" Rear Lowering
Cobra Fi2000 PowerPro Tuner
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Hard Krome Exhaust
Kawasaki Cafe Windshield
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 05:50 PM
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Glad your ok. Its said there are 2 type of people on bike, "those who've been down and those who haven't". Looks like you covered both, and the bike is being fixed, and your ok. Now it's time to relax and ride. Be safe!!
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