Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Utah
+1 to Nomad. One of the big keeping points with my Vulcan is cost of maintenance, or in our case, the lack thereof. About a year ago, I came across two men out for an early spring ride: 2008 Wing and 2009 K1100LT. Both bikes has over 30,000 miles. As we admired each others bikes, I asked about cost of ownership. Both mentioned that their beginning of season service had run over $900 each; I mentioned that my spring service was $35, meaning oil, filter, new tire pressure gauge, time spent cleaning all the chrome. After 8,000 miles last season, I didn't do anything to the bike except gas her up, check the oil level, check tire pressure, clean again. In a few weeks, another $35 for oil, filter, cleaning.
I buy a bike to enjoy, but also to lower my overall transportation costs. I can't see spending all that coin for entry and maintenance to gain a very, very small enjoyment margin. I'll stick with my V9D.
2006 VN900 Classic LT - Red and Black
Stage III Stock Pipes - K&N Filter in Stock Box - Amsoil - 170/80 Kenda Kruz - Saddlemen Explorer - Willie & Max Windshield Bag - Mutazu Passenger Floor Boards - Shorai Heavy Duty Battery - Kawasaki Lowers - Black Universal Trunk mounted on Mutazu Rack - Osram 70/65w Plus 50