I bought my Vulcan 900 three days before having my thyroid removed, and 38 years after giving up my previous motorcycle, a Norton 750 Scrambler.
After I was recovered enough from the surgery to get seriously back into riding I found out that I had seriously lost my touch.
took a MSF course, and
Bought this little motorcycle for practice
It's a Yamaha Virago (or Viagra, depending on the day) XV250, a baby cruiser. Soon it will be a baby bagger: I've ordered saddle bags, a trunk, floorboards, a heel-and-toe shifter, and overdrive sprockets for it. (17 / 40) No, I'll never get that money back out of it, but on the other hand I commute a hundred miles round trip to the VA hospital twice a week, and I might just use it part of the time as a cheapo commuter, at nearly 100 mpg.
Nice bobber it will be, you just gave me an idea.
Last edited by Aleco; 12-24-2012 at 01:00 PM.
Could have sworn I had put my other bike in here but I guess I was having a "I'll do it later, honey" moment. Anyway, my other ride is a '99 Buell X1 Lightning, hence the Rocket nickname I got from my cruiser buddies. It's down now for some work but it's got the 1250 kit and some other go fast goodies. 97RWHP and 440lbs wet. It's a corner carver for sure.
had a 82' yamaha yx750 virago, it was an air cooled 90deg v-twin softtail standard (before it went cruiser), but i didn't even have time for the vulcan, how was i supposed to fix up the yammi? so i sold it to some retired guy who had great ideas for the project.
Always been into the Touring thing. Cheers Maurice
But I was treated mercifully because I didn’t know what I was doing—didn’t know Who I was doing it against! Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy.