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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Vulcan Classic 900 LT with all the trimmings

Hi All,

I found a very interesting Kawasaki Classic 900 LT with all the trimmings for $3500 even.
It has:
Windshield
Studded seats
Backrest
Studded leather bags
Floor boards for rider and passenger
Toe-Heel shifter
Highway pegs
"Live Free or Die" chrome cover for air filter.
it only has 1700 miles. And it's the 2008 model.
It has a nice two tone color scheme: Pearl white and light metallic gray. I think this gray color is called "peweter", but I am not sure about this name.
it is in MINT, and I mean MINT, condition. Not one scratch anywhere.
It has a clean and clear title.
is this a good buy?
The owner needs the money immediately.
let me know what you think guys.

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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 10:08 AM
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Sounds like a great deal, make sure you test drive it
Does he have service records & is it still under warranty (w/ low miles & age-may have
bought recently)? Need to look under boards/etc to see its scratched up-know you say it's "mint".
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I looked at it extensively. It is absolutely mint.
It starts immediately. All service records are available.
Is the Vulcan 900 a good bike?
I just sold my Vulcan 800 Classic. It was an extremely reliable bike.
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I had a 07 900 Custom previously & loved it-but also added windshield/bags to make a custom LT the Classic LT is from all I've read a great bike many use it for long (or run around town) trips. Seems to be a workhorse like the 800 used to be/is. Only question
would be is it worth it for you to move "up" to the 900 (worth cost to be approx same bike). I don't know much about the 800 but it also seemed to be a great bike from posts. Always nice to have a newer model, assume you offset your cost by selling the 800.
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I sold my 2005 Vulcan 800 classic for $3400 last April.
It was a sweet bike. extremely reliable.
Where I live, we only ride 4 or 5 months a year.
When I sold my bike, it only had 3200 miles.
I have added windshield, backrest and leather bags before I sold it.
I picked it up for $3000 and spent maybe about $300 for everything.
I kept it 2 years exactly.
All in all, I ended up about even on that bike. I miss it at times.
The main advantage the 900 seems to have is fuel injection. It makes a big difference I think. But I don't know for sure.
I am waiting for input from owners of the 900.
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I would pull the trigger on that one for sure.

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Yea, having the FI & few more horses is a no-brainer. Agree w/Chum1600, go pick it up (looks like you have almost straight swap w/your 800 $'s).
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I ride an 08 Classic LT 900 and my wife rides an 05 800 classic. Both bikes cruise very easily for the riding we want to do (4000 to 6000 km per season in Canada), both get about the same milage although the 900 has a larger tank, and the 800 is probably a little peppier than the 900. Both comfortable rides and great bikes. Love the 900.

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It's a good deal. Buy it!
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What do you mean by the 800 being peppier?
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