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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 06:24 PM
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Please post your bikes here to be entered in this month's Bike of the Month contest!

To enter your Vulcan, all you need to do is tell us a little about it, and post some photo(s). And don't forget the story behind the bike because that can often turn the trick!

The winner for each round will be chosen by our members' votes! A new voting thread will be created near the end of the month.

Year:
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Eng size:
Pipes:
Seat:
Wheels:
Accessories:
And the story:

As long as you haven't won in the past year you can enter again.

Please post your entries in the active month's thread. That thread will be closed at the end of the month. We'll start a poll with that month's entries and the winner will be named and have their bike featured on the home page.

Also note that if you are new to the forums, you will not be able to vote in the contest until you have accumulated 15 posts
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KAWASAKI VOYAGER
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STOCK PIPES
KAWASAKI GEL SEATS ANS BACK PADDING
STOCK WHEELS, REAR TIRE MICHELIN TRIPLE TREAD 205-16 CT
BLUE STRIP LIGHTS, KUR. GRIPS/THROTTLE BOSS, KUR. HIGHWAY PEGS, COBRA SADDLE BAG LID PROTECTORS, LUGGAGE LINERS.
Great bike. I live in southern WV. with a lot of twist, hills and turns great riding and a lot of deer. I had about 4000 miles on my bike and riding one night about 10:00pm was running about 70mph in an area with alot of sweeping turns and felt GOD tell me to slow down, so I dropped to about 55mph and around 2 miles or so a deer ran in front of me and we collided me the bike and deer went down, all I remember is tires squalling and metal scrapping, when I quit sliding I opened my eyes to look for my bike at up righted its self and was going down the road again I went running after it and almost had my hand on it it made a sharp right and went over a hill and hit a tree and stayed upright. Broke the clutch handle off, cruise kill switch, faring, left hand grip, speaker trim, front fender, front tire, 3 crash bars, right exhaust cover, my riding jacket, wore holes in my jeans and erased part of the yellow middle line on the road with my jeans. LOL. Thank GOD the only injury I received was a bruised foot and ankle. Did about $5000 damage to my bike but is good as new now. So now I have a set of deer whistles on it and haven't hit a deer since, so I guess the whistles work. LOL. The bike now has 14000 miles on it doing great!
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post #52 of 57 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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2010
KAWASAKI VOYAGER
1700
STOCK PIPES
KAWASAKI GEL SEATS ANS BACK PADDING
STOCK WHEELS, REAR TIRE MICHELIN TRIPLE TREAD 205-16 CT
BLUE STRIP LIGHTS, KUR. GRIPS/THROTTLE BOSS, KUR. HIGHWAY PEGS, COBRA SADDLE BAG LID PROTECTORS, LUGGAGE LINERS.
Great bike. I live in southern WV. with a lot of twist, hills and turns great riding and a lot of deer. I had about 4000 miles on my bike and riding one night about 10:00pm was running about 70mph in an area with alot of sweeping turns and felt GOD tell me to slow down, so I dropped to about 55mph and around 2 miles or so a deer ran in front of me and we collided me the bike and deer went down, all I remember is tires squalling and metal scrapping, when I quit sliding I opened my eyes to look for my bike at up righted its self and was going down the road again I went running after it and almost had my hand on it it made a sharp right and went over a hill and hit a tree and stayed upright. Broke the clutch handle off, cruise kill switch, faring, left hand grip, speaker trim, front fender, front tire, 3 crash bars, right exhaust cover, my riding jacket, wore holes in my jeans and erased part of the yellow middle line on the road with my jeans. LOL. Thank GOD the only injury I received was a bruised foot and ankle. Did about $5000 damage to my bike but is good as new now. So now I have a set of deer whistles on it and haven't hit a deer since, so I guess the whistles work. LOL. The bike now has 14000 miles on it doing great!
Thanks for the info but we need some pics! In order to be included in the voting we need a couple of pictures of the bike.

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  • Added over 300 LED's. Took me over a month to do that.

A nighttime picture of the LEDs. Notice the coil cover and side panel.




It's hard to capture what the bike looks like at night, with the LED's on.

During the day time, I get guys pulling up next to me, rolling down their window and yelling "nice bike!"

At night time, when I turn on the LED's.. it happens even more

The cell phone camera/video really does not do it justice. I had to lower the resolution to keep the file size down.

Here is video attempt..(click on the picture below for the video)


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OK, how do we compete with that? Simply stunning!

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OK, how do we compete with that? Simply stunning!
Well you can always re-submit your bike next month!

I agree, Smedlin, your bike is fantastic. It's very tasteful, well done, and looks great. Anyone can buy stuff. Anyone can slap on a bunch of shiny parts. But I think what's coolest about your bike is the fact that it's just all pulled together well.

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Are you suggesting a "weed out the competition" approach?

I'm happy with my ride, and as icing on the cake, I did win BOTM a few years ago, and I didn't even nominate myself. Someone did it for me.

Gotta say though.....Smedlin's ride is quite something!

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BOTM Winner, February 2010, December 2012, August 2014
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Ok, voting has begun so save any more entries for the December Bike Of The Month contest once that thread is created. Good luck to all contestants!

You can vote in THIS THREAD
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