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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Upgraded to vulcan 900 custom from Shadow spirit 750dc

Hello All,

I recently sold my 2007 Shadow Spirit 750DC after owning it for about 8 months or so (my first cruiser have owned sports bikes in the past).

I purchased 2007 Vulcan 900 Custom few days ago, love it so far still getting use to the overall length on the bike but much smoother of a ride then my shadow. Also like the fuel injection and belt drive versus carb and chain drive on my shadow.

reading up a lot on the forums plan on debaffling the mufflers first, i wanted to find out if there are any bolt on options for the rear tail light?

On my shadow i removed the stock tail and got a cateye tail is there a similar option for that on the vulcan?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 02:56 PM
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Congrats on your new bike and welcome to the forum from MN.

I did pretty much the same thing... had a 750 Spirit (which i passed along to my wife) before the 900.

I'm not aware of a taillight changeout similar to what we did with the Spirit. There is a fender/taillight combination that can be done, but that's obviously a good deal more expensive.

You can reposition the license plate up higher to make the rear-end look a little cleaner.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 04:47 PM
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Welcome aboard, tlegend!

I made the exact same transition. You're ride - the ride is a LOT smoother, although the Shadow was a good bike. I think you're gonna dig it!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 06:58 PM
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My first bike was an ACE 750. I had it for six months then sold it and got a 900 Classic, but I still like the looks of the Custom. Every time I see a 900 of any flavor I gawk at it. Great choice, great bike. Ride safe! Got any pictures?
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I think your going to be very happy.

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