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Old 11-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #31
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Normally I stay out of these types of threads, but I gotta ask: How did you get that kind of mileage with two up? Are you hobbits? Me and the wife went to Oregon last year and the best we did was 29. Yeah, I had it loaded down but that is still a huge gap from your numbers.
Speeds of 65 or less on the twisty state roads. I stay off the superslabs.
When I pull a trailer, I get as low as 35. We are not big folk, but certainly not hobbits either. About 330 lbs combined.

If we are fully loaded, we get about 40.

With this bike and its low gearing and poor aerodynamics, the faster speeds kill the mileage pretty quickly. If I go on the highway at 70+, the mileage drops into the mid 30's.

Each bike is different. But a best of 29 is pretty low. You must've been bookin'.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #32
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Red face Gearing

I know the "low" gearing is mentioned a lot but did you know that 4th and 5th are both considered overdrives ?

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:42 PM   #33
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Wink Overdrive

Final Drive Ratio
2.74
Gear Ratio (1)
2.5
Gear Ratio (2)
1.63
Gear Ratio (3)
1.22
Gear Ratio (4)
0.94
Gear Ratio (5)
0.73
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5
Overdrive
Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Reverse
No
Transmission Type
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #34
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I have an aftermarket front pulley.

I only hit 5th gear if I'm on an interstate/highway.
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:50 PM   #35
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I paid 9400.00 with a 5 year unlimited mile warranty for an extra 400.00 which totaled 9800.00 for my 08 V2K classic LT. Was a brand new left over which I bought in 2010 so yes 13K would be a ridiculous price and rip off.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #36
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I believe you can get that bike for under $10K, maybe not much under, but of course the dealer is hoping some sucker will pay his MRSP . You cant bargain UP !! LOL
I paid 8000 cash for my 08 Classic new, in 2010 but its a Classic , NOT a LT
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #37
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I would LOVE to have a V2K based touring bike.

It seems the market is the mid ranged bikes though. LOTS of new and returning riders, AND, lots of riders getting older, and a lighter bike is cheaper than a trike.

I bought MY mid-sized bike because I was a brand new rider. Low investment, easy to ride, cheap to maintain and insure, and still enough to handle a long haul. Like to have a big twin one day but I'm not in a hurry. And that's the market right now!

I suspect in several years though, as the big influx of new riders becomes more proficient and begins to figure out what type of riding they enjoy doing, the market may bounce towards bigger machines again.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #38
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Back in the day a 750 was considered big.
The trouble with a v twin is that it takes some cc's {inches} to make power.
Try a 600cc sport bike,it's plenty fast.



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Old 11-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #39
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We are not talking about "features" said the OP (me)
Somehow the tread got twisted to "what's a brand new bike worth"

If a V2K can be had for so little $$$ now then most of the posters in this thread have bikes that are not worth very much $$$.

I know a bike is not an "investment" but you guys are sayin' that resale is atrocious.

Is that a "feature" ?

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #40
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Back in the day a 750 was considered big.
The trouble with a v twin is that it takes some cc's {inches} to make power.
Try a 600cc sport bike,it's plenty fast.



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Its like expecting a Freightliner with a 425 cat to be faster than a Mustang Cobra with 5.8L because it has more displacement. My 650 Nighthawk would smoke my 1500 classic but to get me big hind end (at the time 300lb) pulled out on that 650 it took a bit more clutch slipping than it did on the 1500.
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