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Cool Comparing the VN900LT to the VN2000LT

So, I've been an owner/rider of a 2008 VN900LT for 3+ years now. Love the bike. But, as a big dude (6'2" and 350#), it has no oompf left at interstate speeds, or if I have a passenger. So, I'm looking to go either to a 1700 or a 2000. Would rather have the 2000.

I know (obviously) the 2000 has a larger engine. Thus, more power.

What I'm curious about is: What are the other differences? Is the 2000 physically taller? Longer? Wider? I know it is heavier. Does it have any other features that the 900LT doesn't have?

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http://motorcycles.axlegeeks.com/com...an-900-Classic

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Never owned a 900, but every bike I have test ridden has left me wanting. The V2K just has tons of torque. No screaming chicken, Injun, or Victor/Victoria has come close. I'm a big guy also ;-)

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Almost no specs showing up at that link for the 900. I even tried using another VN900 there...same thing.

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I went from a Suzuki Boulevard C50 for similar reasons, not enough ham with senior management on the backseat. Can't speak for a V900, but in my case I didn't feel like there was that significant of a learning curve with the beast. I'm nowhere near your size (5'11", 200) and although it's a load to push around on the shop floor or parking lot, it's nothing I can't handle. The law centre of gravity keeps the balance nicely, but it is a bit heavier in the front with the stock wheels. Not even noticeable at highway speeds, just at Walmart.... Lol. Nothing that would prevent me giving a full endorsement.

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I went from a Suzuki Boulevard C50 for similar reasons, not enough jam with senior management on the backseat. Can't speak for a V900, but in my case I didn't feel like there was that significant of a learning curve with the beast. I'm nowhere near your size (5'11", 200) and although it's a load to push around on the shop floor or parking lot, it's nothing I can't handle. The law centre of gravity keeps the balance nicely, but it is a bit heavier in the front with the stock wheels. Not even noticeable at highway speeds, just at Walmart.... Lol. Nothing that would prevent me giving a full endorsement.

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I found that swapping out the front wheel for a 3.5x18" wheel lightened the load significantly. It is my understanding that the VN1600 and VN1700 models are a direct swap. The HD touring models 09-Present are the same axle and rotor size, but you have to make spacers and shave down the caliper mounts a little



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Another question... Is the saddle on the VN2000LT different from the VN900LT?
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I have heard that they are, but I cannot confirm. I say find a VN2000, park your VN900 and start comparing the two. The V2K feels heavy off the stand, but it goes away once you start riding.

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I have heard that they are, but I cannot confirm. I say find a VN2000, park your VN900 and start comparing the two. The V2K feels heavy off the stand, but it goes away once you start riding.
Well, unfortunately, the closest one I can find is about 300 miles away.

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