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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Upsizing from 900LT to 2000LT

Just spotted a local 2000LT for sale and I am thinking of buying it. Whoa is me! Just got the 900 a week ago. I like it a lot but the combo of the loud Cobra pipes and hi revs at 75 may be a bit much for me if I go on long trip. I love the low riding height ( I am pretty short in the leg) and that I can flat foot it. The specs say I should be able to flat foot the 2000. Havent ridden it yet. Concerned about the weight but I've had Harley Ultras before (that I could not flat foot). 20,000 miles on her and lots of extras, mustang seat, pipes, rack, windshield pouch. Price is fair, may be able to get it down a bit, not sure. How is the revs at 80 miles per hour? I would appreciate any thoughts! If you are willing to talk to me on the phone, PLEASE PM me your number or ask for mine. Thanks!

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 10:11 AM
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No experience with the 2000 but plenty of experience with impulsive motorcycle purchases (bought my 900 on Saturday on a whim). Just my 2c a week is not nearly enough time to know what you can and cannot tolerate. You might get used to the high revs, or you might invest some money in new pulleys to lower the revs. Or you might decide you hate the 900 and at that time there will be no shortage of 2000s on the market.

If you were deciding which bike to buy then I think this would be a worthwhile consideration. But since you already have one of them I think you should really ride the hell out of it before making a decision. Plan at least a 100+ mile ride for this weekend and really put the 900 through its paces. I think that will greatly help in your decision. But many members on this forum report great benefits from swapping both pulleys which will run you about $400. Good luck
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No experience with the 2000 but plenty of experience with impulsive motorcycle purchases (bought my 900 on Saturday on a whim). Just my 2c a week is not nearly enough time to know what you can and cannot tolerate. You might get used to the high revs, or you might invest some money in new pulleys to lower the revs. Or you might decide you hate the 900 and at that time there will be no shortage of 2000s on the market.

If you were deciding which bike to buy then I think this would be a worthwhile consideration. But since you already have one of them I think you should really ride the hell out of it before making a decision. Plan at least a 100+ mile ride for this weekend and really put the 900 through its paces. I think that will greatly help in your decision. But many members on this forum report great benefits from swapping both pulleys which will run you about $400. Good luck

Probably very good advice! The local bike just was sold anyway! A day late and a dollar short. I wish I would have known about it before I bought mine, I would maybe have considered it. Knowledge is power.

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Well, I have no experience on a 900, but I went from a VN1500 to a 2000 last year and the difference was massive!
So if you go from a 900 to a 2000 it should feel like from a Beetle to a Bronco...
Actually I have the so called eurogears built in and on top of that I reversed them. Means at 80 my scoot feels like just idling...
For me personally the 2000 is the best bike on this planet, absolutely no idea what could be next or how to avoid a step back...

Anyway I suggest to keep your 900 for a season and then switch to a 2000, just to feel the difference.
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Go ahead and upgrade neocacher. You won't be disappointed.

Don't wait. This way you can go ahead and modify the V2K to make it "yours". Any changes you make to the 900 will be wasted when you sell/trade it.
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Stephen...I gots to agree with smedlin. The man knows whereof he speaks. And I will guar-ohn-tee you won't be disappointed with a 2000. Mine has totally changed the way I think about motorcycles. And over time, I will make her my own. Heck, I'm even thinking down the road towards a Bike of the Month entry someday!

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If so, they are probably a democrat

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What? You just have one bike? Should be no less than 2 in the garage and several dirt bikes gaining dirt cred sitting outside propped up against the barn. Do not swap bikes. ADD bikes.
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