VN 2000 Road Trip
3 states, 4 days, 3300 km.
I have a renewed appreciation for my 2000..
I was with (3) other bikes (all 1300cc Sport-Touring models).
Gas Mileage was THE SAME for all the bikes throughout the trip.
LOTS of twisty roads particularly Going to the Sun road and Mt. Rainier; it took more effort than the other bikes to ride
through the corners and in spite of scraping the floorboards a few times, it did really well. The tractor-torque really got the job done.
NO requirement to downshift during full throttle passes.
Backpack strapped to the backrest doubled as a backrest (for me) and was totally comfortable for hours in the saddle.
Resistor mod worked great as did mods to the stock air-box.
Switchblade 2-UP windscreen worth its weight in gold. Visor up and tunes on for 98% of the trip.
Lots to be said for the value of a long and heavy Cruiser on long(er)-rides!
Last edited by Ronnie; 07-13-2017 at 12:37 PM.