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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Is it time to put the v2k out to pasture?

I have the bug eye headlight, want to make it a more touring oriented bike but no reasonable priced fairing, its getting harder to find aftermarket replacements parts the forums are inactive, mechanics know very little of the bike, it just seems like it was be easier to get an electraglide ultra used and be done with it. I love the bike as we all do, but do any of you ever feel like just getting something else?

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Pretty much anytime I want to add an aftermarket part to my mean streak I feel the same way. Great bike, but obviously when it comes to customizing, the bigger/more common bikes have way more options.
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I have the bug eye headlight, want to make it a more touring oriented bike but no reasonable priced fairing, its getting harder to find aftermarket replacements parts the forums are inactive, mechanics know very little of the bike, it just seems like it was be easier to get an electraglide ultra used and be done with it. I love the bike as we all do, but do any of you ever feel like just getting something else?
I the original owner of my 2004 V2k.. I've seen a lot of people come and go on this forum.

Anyways, I've thought about that myself, getting a new bike. But I don't think I would get ride of this one. I'd turn this one into a straight up bar hopper.

As for as activity, yea.. not much here. Most of the V2k activity is over at the facebook group page.

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If farkling up is the deal, yeah, there never has been much for the VN2K; especially relative to a H-D. Regardless of that I think it's natural to ponder change at some point in nearly anything.

Me, I'll probably keep mine until it's economically impractical to keep it running. Doesn't mean I don't occasionally kick the tires on other stuff just for the sake of something different. Been looking at F6B and even the full blown GWs myself.

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Yeah, definitely seems to be more traffic on the FB page.

I know for sure I won't be getting rid of mine, but I have been looking a long time at the Indian, and now that they have a factory big inch kit....... Man, looking good.

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Eventually gonna have to trike mine due to some personal landing gear issues BUT I want to rebuild the engine/trannie too so I have to get on the ball and get the parts......
As for others, I have recently lusted over a Triumph Rocket Trike conversion (slightly used) and the new Indian "dresser"..... absolutely no way HD for me. Had a 65 Duo-Glide when I was a kid and it doesn't look like their technology has changed much in 54 yrs... lol
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“As for as activity, yea.. not much here. Most of the V2k activity is over at the facebook group page.”

My join request has been pending for a long while on the FB page.

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My join request has been pending for a long while on the FB page.

really? May have to re-do it. might have been missed.

it's pretty active page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/106083612192/

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I've been worried some time about the VN2000 being forgotten by the masses but I still love mine (still hate the wind buffeting) bone stock and all. There's so many things I'd love to do to it but can't just because there aren't aftermarket parts available.
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I've been worried some time about the VN2000 being forgotten by the masses but I still love mine (still hate the wind buffeting) bone stock and all. There's so many things I'd love to do to it but can't just because there aren't aftermarket parts available.
I've pretty much made all my add on's, or modified harley stuff to work

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